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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Closed Now: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Outstanding museum!

I've been interested in trains for many years and I've always wanted to see this iconic engine. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
South Bound Brook, New Jersey
I like the history and this place has some interesting things to see

The locomotive is of course the big draw and you need to see it to really appreciate it. But they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mr 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...more
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2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
+1 770-427-2117
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Bugzie913
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I brought my 84 year old father to this museum and me and him were both delighted with the experience. There’s ample parking, and the admission fee was just right. The museum is not too big which makes it appropriate for an elderly person or...More

Thank Ana_D0617
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The best thing about this place was the "gun" demonstration prior to entering, seeing "the" train, and watching the film/video. But that's about it. Unless you are a civil war buff, you will be bored and in/out in 20 minutes. Nice gift shop. Really not...More

Thank Bex0704
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We have been a number of times. Our kids and grand kids love this place. A lot for kids between 3 and 12 years old. Great history lesson for teens and adults.

Thank DavenNiv
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this stop. Didn't know too much about the general but now tying it to some movies I've seen it was good to capture the history. Lots to do and see in this museum and is highly recommended for anyone who studies the Civil...More

Thank BMSlow
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

My son and I went by to see the museum while he was in town visiting. It's a small Museum but contains a lot of interesting exhibits with of coarse The General being the prize at the end of the rainbow. It was a great...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 22 June 2018

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
Reviewed 20 June 2018 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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Response from David B | 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!