Model train event returns to Kennesaw’s Southern Museum in January

The Southern Museum in Kennesaw, Georgia, as seen on June 12, 2021. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

KENNESAW, Georgia — A popular model train event is returning to the Southern Museum in January.

The museum will host Trains, Trains, Trains! On Saturday, Jan. 29, and Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.

The 2022 event will feature the museum’s biggest model train display to date, along with train-themed activities and historic trains.

The model train layouts will come in all sizes and feature a variety of themes, many of which have interactive buttons to delight young visitors. Railroad artifacts will be on display for visitors to discover how they were used. Operation Lifesaver will also teach kids and families about railroad safety.

Museum operating hours for the event are from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children (ages 3 to 17), active-duty military (with ID) and university students (with ID). Tickets are available online. Admission for Museum members is always free!

Parking will be available at Swift-Cantrell Park, located at 3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, with a free shuttle service.

Event sponsors include Nicholson, Silverbach & Watson, J Lunsford CPA, Dixie Precast, Kennesaw Business Association and Georgia Operation Lifesaver.

The Southern Museum is located at 2829 Cherokee Street in Downtown Kennesaw (exit 273 on Interstate 75). For more information, visit or call (770) 427-2117.

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