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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Opens in 1 min: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Fabulous and worth while visiting

We came here as we had a few hours before our flight that evening. It was really just a place to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
birminghamcorbiere
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Powys, United Kingdom
Baby gender reveal trip

Overall the museum was very good with plenty of great information about how the railroads worked in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joshua C
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Orlando, Florida
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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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here as we had a few hours before our flight that evening. It was really just a place to "kill" a bit of time. So pleased we decided on making the trip up to Kennesaw as this Museum is great! We skipped though...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank birminghamcorbiere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall the museum was very good with plenty of great information about how the railroads worked in the Civil War, but I was saddened to see that many things about the Civil War were taken out of context and placed with the modern Twisted ideals...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joshua C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, I hadn't realized that perhaps the most famous locomotive in the world is available for viewing. The museum that houses it is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and is of the highest quality with wonderful staff and fantastic documentation and exhibits. The French Railway...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DouglasM345
Reviewed 11 November 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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!
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