Southern Museum to Host Living History Encampment on Saturday
The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will be hosting a living history encampment this Saturday, July 28, in honor of the museum's newest exhibit, the rare 65th Georgia Infantry Regiment flag.
Visitors can stop by the encampment between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to learn about the Atlanta Campaign, the 65th Georgia and Civil War weapons technology, including repeating rifles.
On Monday, the Museum unveiled the rare 65th Georgia Infantry Regiment flag that witnessed “some of the most savage and unimaginable fighting” during the Civil War.
About The Southern Museum
A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History features collections of rare Civil War weapons, uniforms and other personal items; an exciting exhibit about the Great Locomotive Chase, including the General locomotive; and a full-scale replica of a locomotive factory that helped rebuild the South after the war. The Jolley Education Center features a variety of hands-on exhibits to inspire a love of learning in children. During the sesquicentennial, 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Southern Museum will be hosting numerous events that will explore topics relevant to this tumultuous time in history. Visit the Museum’s calendar of events at southernmuseum.org for a list of activities and events.
The Southern Museum is located 20 miles north of Atlanta, off I-75 at exit 273. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, $5.50 for children ages 4-12, and free for children three and under.