Board the General during the Southern Museum’s Railroad Rendezvous

An April 22, 2022, view of the Southern Museum in Kennesaw, Georgia. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

KENNESAW, Georgia — The popular annual Railroad Rendezvous event will return to the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History on Saturday, July 22.

A variety of activities celebrating the railroad and other industrial enterprises will be taking place throughout the day. Activities include an outdoor model train layout, a small tractor display, a blacksmithing demonstration, historic printing press demonstrations, a quilting display and an interactive model train display.

An interactive exterior tour of the Museum’s Southern Railway Caboose will also be available.

Railroad Rendezvous also offers the rare opportunity to step aboard the General locomotive, made famous during the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, and tour the cab of the historic steam locomotive. The “Board the General Experience” is $5 per person; children 3 years old and younger are free.

Proceeds will go to the Kennesaw Museum Foundation. All activities excluding “Board the General Experience” are included with regular Admission; $10 for Adults, $8 for Seniors, and $5 for Children.

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