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Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Clisby Austin House

215 Clisby Austin Drive, Tunnel Hill, GA 30755, USA

Completed in 1850, the tunnel is the oldest Railroad tunnel in the Southeast. Throughout the war, the tunnel was a major link in the supply line of the Confederate armies until 1863. In April 1862, the tunnel played a role in the Great Locomotive chase, when Union soldiers attempted to cut the important rail line. In 1864, Sherman occupied Tunnel Hill and set up his headquarters in the nearby Clisby Austin House, where he planned the Atlanta Campaign.


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From I-75, exit 336 - Highway 41 at Rocky Face: go north on Hwy 41 approximately 4 miles to Tunnel Hill. Just before crossing bridge over railroad tracks, turn right onto Oak Street. Go approximately 1/2 mile, when road curves, continue straight on Clisby Austin Road, Center is on the left.

Visitor Services

Public restrooms, Information, Handicapped Access, Gift Shop, Museum

Regular Events

Battle of Tunnel Hill Civil War Reenactment, September

Available Interpretation

Signs, trails, guided tours every hour on the hour between 11AM and 4PM, self-guided tours, and brochures

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Museum and Tunnel: Adults $7.00; Children (12 and under) $5.00; Seniors (55 and over) $5.00; group rates; tour operator rates. Reenactment admission: Adults $10.00, children (12 and under) free.


Heritage Center and Tunnel Open: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Closed on Sundays, at noon on Christmas and New Year's Eve, all day on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.



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