The Barrow County Historical Society will open both the museum and the caboose to visitors during the Jug Tavern festival on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The train caboose will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The caboose, once part of the Seaboard Coastline and L&N Railroad System, was built in 1949. It was purchased by the Barrow County Historical Society in 1987 and converted to a museum which showcases the importance of trains in Winder and Barrow County History.
Displays include clothing worn by former railroad men as well as historical photos and various pieces of equipment. On Saturday, memorabilia from the Duluth Train Museum will also be on display.
The caboose museum is located on Porter Street next to the old train station.
The Barrow County Museum, located at 74 West Athens Street in downtown Winder, will also be open during the festival. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.