Heritage Station Museum Douglas Ga
In 1907 the Georgia Florida railroad made it presence in Douglas transporting goods and employing may residents. It was originally built in 1905 by Wadley and Mt. Vernon Railroad and was closed to passenger transportation and closed its doors in the mid 80’s. The depot was renovated by the City of Douglas, Friends of the Museum and Georgia and Florida Railway employees.
Today the Heritage Station Museum features an array of permanent collections including military, agricultural, African-American, and local business exhibits. The museum also boasts a unique collection of train memorabilia and highlights Douglas’ connection with the railroad industry as stated by the City of Douglas website.
Visiting Heritage Station Museum in Douglas
The museum is open to the public on Thursdays 9am – 4pm, Fridays 9am to 1pm, and Saturdays 9am to 2pm. Want a guided tour? They are available by request.
Take your group or class on a field trip during normal hours or call for an appointment. Admission is a donation of $1 per person.
Douglas Museum History at High Noon
On the 4th Wednesday of the month, the public can attend the History at High Noon program. If you love hearing tales, some that are hard to believe, about local Douglas Ga history, then this High Noon program may be a great opportunity for you.
Caboose Renovation at the Heritage Museum in Douglas
Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), has awarded more than $2,000 in tourism product development grant funding to the City of Douglas to restore the old Southern Railway caboose at Heritage Station Museum, as stated by the City of Douglas.
Renovations began in January 2021 on the exterior of the caboose. Renovations included restoring the paint and building a deck for accessibility. The caboose is now available to host a variety of small events.
Visit the Museum at: 219 E Ward St, Douglas, GA 31533