Duluth Festival of Trees

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Something very exciting is about to happen in the City of Duluth – The Duluth Festival of Trees. Christmas and the holiday season have never been so exciting in Duluth! The Duluth Historical Society and the Southeastern Railway Museum have teamed up for this event, certain to make your imagination soar and delight your senses. This event is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit. For more than six weeks the Museum’s extensive facilities, just south of downtown, will host the Festival of Trees, bringing a uniquely festive holiday touch to these historical local landmarks. Local merchants and organizations will place their decorated trees for your viewing pleasure. We are expecting thousands of guests from Gwinnett, across Georgia and around the region to come and enjoy these beautifully decorated trees. You are not going to want to miss this festive event.

And while you are there be sure to see Elf-Land at Santa's secret Depot.  Witness Santa and a small band of his Elves gathering their mail anxiously awaiting Santa to read letters from children all over the world!  The magical creatures in this one of a kind art exhibit are hand sculpted by local artist Debra Romero. Her work has been shown at the Biltmore Estate, featured in magazines and resides in numerous private collections.

This year’s Festival of Trees will be from Saturday, November 21, 2015 through Saturday, January 2, 2016. For the first time, the event will be held at the Southeastern Railway Museum, where it will be on display throughout the holiday season, for all who visit the Museum, to enjoy. Proceeds will benefit the Duluth Historical Society and the Southeastern Railway Museum.

If your business or organization wishes to sponsor a tree click here for more information: Sponsor  Or, chick to go directly to Sponsor Form

The Chattahoochee Pooch Fest 2015

The Pooch Festival was a barking success this year. Fun was had by all the pooches and their humans. To see all the fun click here: Pooches


New Program

Walk Into History - aka Duluth History Brick Program. Duluth is changing. Duluth is growing.  Duluth is moving onward and forward.  You are what makes Duluth what it is today, and may be one who has contributed and participated in the changing scene. Therefore your hard work, your commitment, your history is important to our future generations for them to know you, remember you, and be encouraged to follow in your footsteps! It started generations ago and little has been done to recognize those who have gone before us. But it is not too late to do so!  With your help we can bring to light those in your family who have made a difference in Duluth.  Because people are what Duluth is all about, we want to include each one of you.  - see full information on the Duluth History Brick Program and downloadable forms HERE.


New Museum Phone Number: 404-565-4801


The Mission Statement:

Recognize the value of our people's rich heritage. It is important to understand who we were, who we are, and who we are yet to become. We are doing this by informing the public of the city's history, "then and Now", sponsoring programs and promoting pride in Duluth's history and traditions.


our motto

Preserving our history, Recording the present and Reaching for the future