Heritage Station Museum
Introduction & History
Come ride the rails of Coffee County's rich history at Heritage Station Museum. Operated by the Coffee County Historical Society, we are open Thursday and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00am to 2:00pm! Located in the the old Georgia and Florida Railroad Depot, 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.
The train depot was originally built in 1905 by the Wadley and Mt. Vernon Railroad. The Georgia and Florida Railroad made its presence in Douglas in 1907 and became a major employer for the area for the next 60 years. In 1949, the depot was closed for passenger transportation and closed its doors in the mid 1980s. In 1999, Georgia and Florida Railway employees and Friends of the Museum renovated the depot and re-opened it as Heritage Station Museum.
Visiting the Museum
Heritage Station Museum, located at 219 West Ward Street, is open to the public Thursday and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and on Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guided tours are available by request. Field trips and groups are welcome during normal hours or by appointment. Admission to the museum is a $1 donation per person. The museum's gift shop, the Whistle Stop Souvenir Shop, has a full selection of local goods including postcards, books, preserves and jams, t-shirts, gift baskets, fine art, and more!
History At High Noon
We welcome you to attend History at High Noon program each month. Hear stories and discussions with locals about our area history. You will hear some tales, some tall and some hard to believe! History at High Noon is on the fourth Wednesday at 12Noon at the Museum.
For more information on the Museum, please call (912) 389-3461 or email the museum.