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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Excellent. Spent a great morning here. Staff very friendly and film well worth the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hexham, United Kingdom
First Class Train Museum

This museum is superbly managed with amazing assortment of displays and needs more time than the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History As a prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations member, the Museum provides visitors with a unique perspective on the strategic and economic use of railroads during and after the Civil War. The Museum...more
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2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
+1 770-427-2117
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

We have made the trip down several times to this museum. Well worth it every time. Great historical artifacts. Many changing exhibits. Made a special trip down when we could board the General. Great to be able to be this close to such an awesome...More

2  Thank KimberlyM290
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 October 2011

I've been wanting to see this locomotive, perhaps the most famous in the world, for over 50 years. Ever since the Disney movie, The Great Locomotive Chase, came out, and later when I saw the great Buster Keaton classic film , The General, I've wanted...More

4  Thank oldfolkie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent. Spent a great morning here. Staff very friendly and film well worth the visit... Recommended a nice restaurant nearby for lunch. Well done.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is superbly managed with amazing assortment of displays and needs more time than the two hours we had. We crossed the street afterwards for made to order ice cream at the Frozen Cow.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I only discovered this museum from interstate signage, and we're glad we stopped. It's a small museum, but it contains a number of outstanding civil war artifacts. The horrors of slavery aren't shied away from, and the Confederate flag controversy is addressed...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good sized museum...well worth the entry money...loads to see....great gift shop...friendly staff...a great visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well designed and informative museum. Has the actual locomotive (The General) hijacked nearby by Union raiders who almost made it to Union lines but pursuit by original engineer was ultimately successful.

1  Thank Perrythomasbarrett
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I would not have known this existed if my US family had not suggested it as a visit. I am not a US citizen, but with US family I try to delve into both local History and Culture. The whole story around the this particular...More

Thank KevinC235
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Driving down the highway, we noticed a sign for this museum. Having some time to kill before heading to the airport for a flight back to NE, we stopped by on a whim.Glad we did. I had last heard the story of the General as...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I've been interested in trains for many years and I've always wanted to see this iconic engine. The museum does not disappoint! The exhibits tell a great story of railroads in the Civil War, industry in the south post Civil War, and of course the...More

Thank rm0463
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The locomotive is of course the big draw and you need to see it to really appreciate it. But they also have civil war artifacts. Some change out with loan program for verity. I like that they have a complete foundry reconstructed inside so you...More

Thank Mr S
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Where else can you find a locomotive that first traveled the rails over 160 years ago. The Museum's film describing the great locomotive chase is quite interesting, but I think they should add a five minute appendix telling how The General, which was on the...More

1  Thank Bugzie913
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2 July 2018|
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Response from davidbmarietta241 | Reviewed this property |
Probably less than 2 hours. The short film will take some of your time but most of ours was spent marveling at the train. It is awesome!