Railroad Rendezvous

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will celebrate railroads and their unique history during the annual Railroad Rendezvous this July.

The family-friendly event, scheduled from 9:30 am to 5 pm on July 21, 2018 will feature a range of indoor and outdoor events, including operating model train layouts and a variety of games. Attendees will also have the rare chance to climb aboard the General locomotive (for a separate fee of $5/person) made famous during the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase.

The Southern Museum, in partnership with Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design, will host an iron pour as part of a particular focus this year on the science, art, and creation of railroads and engines. Sparks will fly on the front yard as visitors watch a fully functioning furnace in action.  The iron pour demonstration will take place in the front yard.  From 10 am to 1 pm, visitors can (for a separate fee of $10/sand block) carve a personalized design on a sand block mold.  Then, from 12 pm to 3 pm, visitors can watch their carving become a work of art.  All proceeds from the iron pour benefit the KSU School of Art and Design scholarships.

In addition to the day’s special events, visitors can explore the Museum’s permanent exhibits to learn about the Great Locomotive Chase, one of the Civil War’s most thrilling episodes. The Museum also includes a full-scale replica of The Glover Machine Works, a locomotive factory in nearby Marietta that helped rebuild the South after the war.

The Museum is located at 2829 Cherokee Street in downtown Kennesaw (exit 273 on Interstate 75).

Date:
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

Admission:
$7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4-12 and free for children three and under as well as Museum members. There is an additional fee of $5 for all guests 4 years and older to board the General Locomotive (including members). Coupons and discounts will not be accepted on the day of the event.

Address:
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
2829 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144

For more information, please call 770-427-2117 (ext.) 3058 or visit southernmuseum.org

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