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Join the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History to celebrate railroads and their unique history during the annual Railroad Rendezvous on July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This family-friendly event will feature various fun activities and learning opportunities that make it fun for everyone!

The highlight of the event is a tractor show on the museum’s front lawn, featuring a 1917 Rumley steam tractor that will be fired up and blowing its whistle. A blacksmithing demonstration is also taking place outside. A large interactive model train layout and various remote control vehicles will be on display inside the museum, alongside historic demonstrations, such as chair caning, a vintage printing press, leather stamping, and quilting. In addition, a railroad silent film festival is scheduled and arts and crafts will be available for children. Railroad Rendezvous also offers the rare opportunity to step aboard the General and look inside the cab.

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.