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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
+1 770-427-2117
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The General was amazing

Nice museum, lots of exhibits, and a very informative movie. The highlit of the Museum is The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Patty W
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Ogden, Utah
Nice stop for more history of the area

We went here after the Kennesaw Mountain Battle National Park. It was a nice presentation of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy S
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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, conveniently located near downtown Kennesaw, Georgia is home to the General locomotive, made famous during the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, an impressive Civil War collection, and the Glover Machine Works, a restored early 20th-century belt-driven locomotive assembly line. The Jolley Education Center offers numerous hands-on and interactive exhibits that are fun for the entire family, and the Cobb Energy Gallery features traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), as well as other sources! The Southern Museum’s educational programs reinforce classroom learning by connecting historical information with actual artifacts.
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“train chase” (14 reviews)
“disney movie” (8 reviews)
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2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
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+1 770-427-2117
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"machine shop"
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"on display"
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"train robbery"
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"medal of honor"
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"railroad tracks"
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"minute movie"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice museum, lots of exhibits, and a very informative movie. The highlit of the Museum is The General locomotive, there is a small charge, $6:50 for adults. They have a nice gift shop with lots of train apparel for kids.

Thank Patty W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went here after the Kennesaw Mountain Battle National Park. It was a nice presentation of the civil war and the "great train chase". For adults if was $7.50 real reasonable.

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having travelled from England to visit relatives, we found this museum very interesting - there's a huge amount of information about the impact of the Civil War on this area, along with Industrial & Railway history, with a good collection of artifacts & photos. The...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great visit at the museum with my grand child. We learned lots of history about Civil War and the role of trains in the war. Seeing The General was really interesting to my grandchild, "it's so big" she said. Was a fabulous afternoon!!

Thank Judith E
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had come to this museum a decade ago. Still very attractive displays, for kids as for adults. Very informative, varied and so clean. The museum offers activities for kids, and the artefact displayed really are incredible. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Virogue
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited with our 2 year old grandson on his birthday during the annual Trains Trains Trains! event and he just loved it. The adults had a good time too.

Thank MINI-Mike61
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice museum. Better than I expected. Clean and laid out very well. Lots of civil war history and awsome local history about the Glover machine works. Very impressive. Great for locomotive enthusiasts of all ages. Enjoyed the video that was offered as well. A...More

Thank christydcathey
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What's that saying in real estate location, location, location. Not sure if this place will stay around much longer, but they're trying. Cool locomotive memorabilia, but very limited... The museum appeared to be well kept and the staff were attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank Nic_R120
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We had met the director of the museum while he was in Tampa giving a talk about the history of the Great Locomotive Chase. We were intrigued and decided to visit this museum. We arrived to find Confederate re-enactors performing in front. Entry to the...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

A large expedition of the construction of steam locomotives & they're use in the Civil War. The main attraction is the 'General' which sits, with it's tender car at the end of the displays. The focus is the manufacturing, repair & use of the trains...More

Thank Zeke T
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