Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Upcoming Events
  Saturday, April 19, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, April 26, 2014
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, May 2, 2014
Leslie Local
Friday, May 2, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, May 3, 2014
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, May 3, 2014 10 AM to 4:50 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Thursday, May 8, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Thursday, May 8, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, May 9, 2014
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, May 9, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, May 10, 2014
National Train Day Celebration
Saturday, May 10, 2014 10 AM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA A day full of fun and family-friendly activities at the Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Depot. Call for more information. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, May 24, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, May 24, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, May 31, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, May 31, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Thursday, June 5, 2014
Leslie Local
Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, June 13, 2014
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Jun 13, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, June 14, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, June 21, 2014
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Jun 21, 2014 10 AM to 4:50 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Thursday, June 26, 2014
Peanut Express
Thursday, Jun 26, 2014 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia.  Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel West to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, June 27, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Friday, Jun 27, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, July 5, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 5, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Thursday, July 10, 2014
Peanut Express
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia.  Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel West to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, July 12, 2014
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 10 AM to 4:50 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, July 18, 2014
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Jul 18, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, July 19, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Thursday, July 24, 2014
Leslie Local
Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, July 26, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, August 2, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Thursday, August 7, 2014
Leslie Local
Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, August 9, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 9, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, August 16, 2014
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10 AM to 4:50 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, August 22, 2014
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Aug 22, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, August 23, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, August 30, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, September 6, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, September 12, 2014
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Sep 12, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, September 13, 2014
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 10 AM to 4:50 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Thursday, September 18, 2014
Leslie Local
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, September 20, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, September 27, 2014
Special Excursion - "The Peanut Festival Special"
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9 AM to 4 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA All aboard for a wonderful adventure with a parade, food and lots of peanuts. Vendors with arts and crafts will fill the park as you step off the train. You can also ride to the Boyhood Farm for an additional fee. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Thursday, October 2, 2014
Peanut Express
Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 10:30 AM to 4 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Take a tourist train ride through southern Georgia.  Visit the large collection of telephones in Leslie at the Rural Telephone Museum (Train ticket includes FREE admission to the museum). Then travel West to Plains for some delightful peanut treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, October 4, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Oct 4, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, November 1, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 1, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, November 7, 2014
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Nov 7, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, November 8, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Thursday, November 13, 2014
Leslie Local
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 10:30 AM to 2 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA The Leslie Local takes you from the heart of Downtown Cordele's railroad district through Georgia Veterans State Park and over beautiful Lake Blackshear. After a short ride through the Sumter County countryside, we deboard in the small town of Leslie, home of the Georgia Rural Telephone Museum. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Friday, November 14, 2014
Americus Adventure Train Ride
Friday, Nov 14, 2014 9:30 AM to 4:50 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you can travel from Cordele through Ga. Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear, tour Habitat for Humanity's Global Village and sample peanut-butter treats in Plains. Enjoy a mix of romantic yesteryear with the excitement of today's South as the SAM Shortline Excursion Train runs from Cordele. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, November 15, 2014
Watermelon Express Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM
SAM Shortline Downtown Cordele Depot - Cordele, GA
105 East 9th Avenue
Cordele, GA Enjoy this ride from our Downtown Cordele Depot to Historic Plains, the small Georgia town made famous by President Jimmy Carter. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, November 22, 2014
Archery Explorer Train Ride
Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 10 AM to 4:50 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars, you will travel from Georgia Veterans State Park, across Lake Blackshear to Plains, Archery and back. Explore President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm, go shopping and sample peanut butter treats. 229-276-0755.
MapQuest
  Saturday, November 29, 2014
Christmas in Plains
Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 4 PM to 9 PM
Georgia Veterans State Park - SAM Shortline Platform - Cordele, GA
2459 U.S. Highway 280 W
Cordele, GA Get your tickets today to enjoy Christmas in Plains. There will be a Christmas parade and music to put you in the spirit of Christmas. You'll be riding in air-conditioned, 1949 vintage train cars. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. 229-276-0755.
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