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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.