Today, let’s look at the historic Roundhouse in Savannah and the Whistlestop Cafe. Both of these places hearken back to the time of steam engines and burgeoning commerce for the south. The Roundhouse Railroad Museum (http://www.chsgeorgia.org/roundhouse/home.htm) is now at the site of the old Roundhouse that was built in the 1830s.
To learn about the history of the Roundhouse and the railroad industry in Georgia, visit this link: http://www.chsgeorgia.org/roundhouse/history.htm
Each year they host the Blues and BBQ event at the old roundhouse. This year it will be November 7-8. Consider this your invitation to come and join our family for this event! It looks like a lot of fun and I know that it will be a great way to spend a day in downtown Savannah. The proceeds from the event appear to go towards ongoing restoration needs at the Roundhouse.
The Whistlestop Cafe is an old rail car that has been converted into a diner. It sits just outside the Roundhouse and next to the Savannah Visitor Center, which, to my understanding, is housed in the old Train Depot for Savannah. All proceeds of the Whistlestop Cafe benefit the Savannah History Museum. (I wasn’t able to take any photos of the Whistlestop but check out this photo on Flickr.)