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Central of Georgia Depot and Trainshed

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Type  History
Architect  Schwaab, Augustus
Phone  +1 912-651-6825
Built  1860
Opened  1860
Added to NRHP  8 December 1976
Central of Georgia Depot and Trainshed
Location  303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard Savannah, Georgia United States
Website  http://www.chsgeorgia.org/history-museum.html
Location  W. Louisville and E. Liberty Sts., Savannah, Georgia
Address  Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
Hours  Closed now Tuesday8:30AM–5PMWednesday8:30AM–5PMThursday8:30AM–5PMFriday8:30AM–5PMSaturday9AM–5PMSunday9AM–5PMMonday8:30AM–5PM
Similar  Georgia State Railroad, Savannah Children's Museum, Pin Point Heritage Museum, Green‑Meldrim House, Fort James Jackson

Central of Georgia Depot and Trainshed is a former passenger depot and trainshed constructed in 1860 by the Central of Georgia Railway (CofG) before the outbreak of the American Civil War. This pair of buildings was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976, a listing that was expanded in 1978 to the Central of Georgia Railroad: Savannah Shops and Terminal Facilities.

Located on the northwest corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Louisville Road in the city's historic downtown, the red brick passenger terminal of the CofG complex houses the Savannah Visitor Center and the Savannah History Museum. The site complex includes several notable structures, including cotton yard, a blacksmith shop, a brick viaduct and the trainshed, as well as an office car and caboose. It is owned by the Coastal Heritage Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of coastal Georgia and adjacent regions.

The Savannah History Museum is located at 303 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (Georgia State Route 25 Connector). The museum is housed inside the old passenger terminal. It contains artifacts and exhibits relating to the history of Savannah from its establishment to the current time. The shops and terminal facilities were listed separately on June 2, 1978, and the Coastal Heritage Society opened the museum on the site in 1989.


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