Train aficionados will love this tribute to America’s once mighty railroads. Located at the old Savannah Shops Complex of the Central of Georgia Railway, some of the museum buildings date back to the 1850s, including the massive Roundhouse (rebuilt in the 1920s with a still-operating turntable), Machine Shop, Tender Frame Shop, and Blacksmith Shop. The yards were closed in 1963, and now contain several vintage steam and diesel engines, office cars, and cabooses. You can actually take a ride on the No. 30 steam locomotive built in 1913, and the No. 119 diesel built in 1947—check the website for the current schedule.The railway yards’ Carpentry Shop now houses the Savannah Children’s Museum ★ ([tel] 912/651-4292; www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org), a fun diversion for little ones that comprises several hands-on play stations and exhibits, all outside. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm, and Sunday 11am to 4pm (also open on Mondays during school holidays). Admission is $8 for 1-year-olds and over.
- Frommer's Staff