Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it. Chug, chug, chug, chug. The Train in Kingsland, Georgia is coming around the bend and boards at the historic Kingsland Train Station on Lee Street! Live entertainment and themed train rides are the greatest fun you will have in Coastal Georgia for the whole family. Y’all aboard!
A relaxing ride, the Train in Kingsland, Georgia never exceeds 25 miles per hour. Gently rolling along, the train features historic Golden Era rail cars, including the most famous California Denver Zephyr that ran long ago on the rail line to Chicago. The views take you through neighborhoods, commercial districts, over woodlands, and marsh in Coastal Georgia. Kingsland, Georgia is situated just off Interstate I-95 south of Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island, east of Folkston, Georgia, and is on Exit 3 which is the second to last exit in Georgia before you head over the Florida line.
After operating in Florida for years, the train moved to Georgia on a new railroad line. The typical train ride lasts 90 minutes to two hours and themed train rides last about an hour. The Georgia Train is offered on Saturday and departs at 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Food and libations are available for purchase. The Georgia train is one of the oldest privately owned and operated shortline railroads in the country. Enjoy rolling scenery and entertainment on the Georgia Train in Kingsland found in Coastal Georgia.
A calm nostalgia, the themes on the Georgia Coastal Railway Excursion Train in Kingsland, Georgia include The Murder Mystery Express, Wine & Charcuterie, Pizza Express, a hilarious Comedy Train, and special holiday-themed ride, like The Santa Special, The Wild West Train Ride in the fall and an Easter themed train ride. Ride one, ride them all! November through December, ride The Santa Special.
Ladies groups regularly dress in their 1920s era dresses and suits and hop on the train for a night out on the town. The property was built in 1915 as a sawmill factory and most recently served as a church, and we transformed the space into a fabulous event venue. Riders can come into the Train Station while they wait and grab an adult beverage before they board, see an HO Scale Model Railroad, railroad memorabilia, lanterns and signs, and turn-of-the-century artifacts, visit or give to the Florida-Georgia Railroad Heritage Museum which is dedicated to preserving railroad history. The Golden Isles Model Railroad Club is an HO-scale model railroad club and is moving to Kingsland Station soon! The club layout is DCC-controlled (MRC wired & wireless system). The club is open to all persons interested in model railroading.
What people are saying:
The Murder Mystery Train was a Blast!
It was more fun than I ever imagined!
I never imagined our ladies group would have so much fun on the Murder Mystery Train.
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Several enclosed air-conditioned cars with premium seating, a dining car, and open-air cars are available. Get on board and immerse yourself in a fantasy world on the Mystery Express! Listen as detectives and eyewitnesses share real stories along with clues. You get to participate in solving the murder mystery.
An entertainment theme on the Excursion Train in Kingsland, Georgia is different than railroad experiences elsewhere. We keep you and your group or family engaged throughout the entire 60 minutes or 90-minute train ride. You will listen, laugh, share, and make a memory with your family and friends. Train enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy this adventure. If you have never ridden on a train, this is a must-do experience once in your lifetime!
While youre in Kingsland, visit the Cumberland Island Historic Site, The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, or St. Marys. Kingsland, Georgia, and the surrounding area offer things you can do in Coastal Georgia while youre here. Stay a night or two to make sure you have time to visit Cumberland Island National Seashore or add an additional night to visit the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. These experiences are also must-see in the area if youve never visited them before. History abounds in Kingsland and the surrounding areas of Coastal Georgia, including the Cumberland Island Walking Tour, Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum, St. Marys historic churches, Submarine Museum, and more.
The Royal District managed by the Kingsland Downtown Development Authority boasts dining and shopping activities that are also a must to check out! Spend an afternoon walking through Kingslands historic district, explore fun things to do, and grab coffee at the Bluebridge Coffee House. Eat, drink, and have fun in Kingslands Royal District!
Rail enthusiasts, or railfans, can stay in Kingsland and also take a short day trip to the Folkston Funnel Platform. In Folkston, Georgia, visitors can watch up to 60 trains per day at the main artery into Florida for CSX and Amtrak Trains connecting Florida and the South/Midwest. Complete with ceiling fans, wifi, and a radio scanner that allows you to hear chatter on various trains, this is railfanning at its best! The Folkston Funnel Platform is best for seeing trains before 8:00 am or around 5:00 pm and visitors can experience the train museum late morning or early afternoon.
Theres so much to explore in Kingsland, Georgia. We look forward to welcoming you all aboard!