ST. MARYS, GA—In alliance with St. Marys Little Theatre and Theatre by the Trax, St. Marys Railroad’s latest venture, “St. Marys Express,” is set to make its debut with three excursions on October 5, and four excursions on October 12...Continue Reading
Immerse yourself in history, fun and adventure as you travel the rails from Historic St. Marys, Georgia, through scenic woodlands and marshlands. Your 1 hour and 15 minute excursion brings you face to face with yesteryear, nature, and some great entertainment. Whether you’re riding on the open-air rail cars or experiencing an authentic locomotive or caboose ride,
you never know what you’ll encounter along the way!
Did you know that less than 6% of America’s population have ever even ridden a train? Through the St. Marys Express, St. Marys Railroad—in partnership with St. Marys Little Theatre and Theatre by the Trax—hopes to bring the thrill of a train ride to everyone.
Trains certainly have been an important part of American history. It was 1908 when St. Marys rail service first began. Back then, the trains were pulled by woodburning locomotives. Today’s St. Marys Express is powered by a General Motors Electro-motive Division GP-16u locomotive built in 1952. You’ll be moving at a whopping 10 miles per hour in your adventure through woodlands, marshlands, and across the picturesque Borrell Creek. Along the way, our narrators will treat you to a glimpse into yesteryear. Your midway experience may include live scarecrows, hoboes, zombies, cowboys, pirates, or even Santa, depending on the excursion you choose.
So, welcome aboard. We’ll see you soon!
GROUPS OF TEN OR MORE ARE ENTITLED TO SPECIAL RATES.
Children 3-12 must be accompanied by an adult for locomotive rides. Children under 3 not allowed on locomotive.
Call 912-729-1103 for group discount code only. Call 912-200-5235 for all other information.
Open Air Railcar Rides
Children (3-12) $11
Children under 2 FREE
$50.00 per person,
limit 2 people in the Locomotive
Please note: NO use of electronic devices of any kind are allowed inside the Locomotive.
Processing fee of $3 each plus sales tax will be added to ticket price
(Visa, MasterCard, & Discover cards accepted)
NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR ANY REASON
MUST PICK UP TICKETS 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO DEPARTURE TIME.
Pick up tickets at will call window.
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***All excursions board at Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Street, St. Marys, Georgia.
***Please note: Absolutely NO pets are allowed on the train.
ALL RIDES DEPART AT 10 AM, NOON, 2 PM AND 4 PM (unless otherwise noted)
April 12 & 19
Peter Cottontail Express
Lovable Peter Cottontail enchants the young and young at heart with a special kind of Easter Egg hunt designed just for train passengers.
May 17 & 24
America’s Heroes (Commemorating Memorial Day)
Help us celebrate the courage and honor of all those who serve our country. Ride with the heroes of all times as they tell the stories of soldiers who have fought for our freedom for hundreds of years.
June 28 & July 4
Patriotism is the theme of the day. This heart touching experience guided by some of America’s most revered figures will make you so very proud to be an American.
October 4, 5, 11 & 12
St. Marys Express Steam Special
Experience the thrill of riding a train pulled by an authentic steam locomotive as you go back in time to the pioneer life of yesteryear.
Historic St. Marys, Georgia is a great place to take a coastal vacation.
The St. Marys Railroad Express departure point is located just 8 miles east of I-95 Georgia Exit 3. Turn left after exiting the interstate and continue until you reach Theatre by the Trax on the left (1000 Osborne Road). You can also take Exit 1 and follow signs to Historic St. Marys. The Jacksonville International Airport is just 25 minutes away. While visiting, please allow time to explore the charming waterfront village of St. Marys. And if you’re from out of the area, you might consider staying at one of our charming Bed and Breakfast Inns or hotels and planning day trips to nearby desirable destinations that include Jacksonville, Amelia Island, and St. Augustine, Florida, the Golden Isles of Georgia, Okefenokee Swamp, and Cumberland Island. Please visit www.stmaryswelcome.com for area opportunities and information.
|***All Excursions Depart from Theatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Street, St. Marys, Georgia 31558|
1000 Osborne Street
St. Marys, GA 31558