We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
Phone Number:
+1 770-427-2117
Website
Today
09:30 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Description:

Former turn-of-the-century cotton gin now serves as a history museum...

Former turn-of-the-century cotton gin now serves as a history museum focusing on the Civil War and the Glover Locomotive Works located in nearby Marietta.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 267 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 178
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
An exciting Civil War story

This compact museum is home to The General, the famous locomotive stolen by Union spies who wanted to destroy the railroad in an effort to end the war more quickly. It is a neat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Upfortravel
,
San Diego
Add Photo Write a Review

267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 266: English reviews
San Diego
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This compact museum is home to The General, the famous locomotive stolen by Union spies who wanted to destroy the railroad in an effort to end the war more quickly. It is a neat little museum, worth a visit if you are in the area.

Helpful?
Thank Upfortravel
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
83 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Train weekend where there were train enthusiasts were displaying their train layout treasures everywhere. The museum is loaded with hands on history of the Civil War days and trains. If your planning on returning just get the annual pass that is shared with the Smith-Gilbert Gardens in the area. You can get this on line before you... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jim S
ky
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not heard of this museum before but were so glad we found it. So many Civil war and train artifacts. If you are a history buff or train lover do not miss this museum

Helpful?
Thank mommann
Kennesaw, Georgia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A great addition to visiting Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. One of the main characters in the Great Locomotive Chase is located here.

Helpful?
Thank utu511
chicago
Level Contributor
166 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Detailed information. Very clean and well laid out. Great area for smaller children withsome interactive experiences. We did not have time for the movie. Thoroughly enjoyed the the exhibits.

Helpful?
Thank hidk
Savannah, Georgia
Level Contributor
127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The Southern Museum in Kennesaw, Georgia contains some very interesting and informative exhibits about the Cival War and the Clover train engine manufacturing that existed in this area during the Cival War. There is a lot to see, so allow a few hours for a quick tour and the half hour movie. There is a detail map of the desplays... More 

Helpful?
Thank alkamara
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great little local museum offering the opportunity to learn something very specific about the Civil War - the role of locomotive. There are plenty of artifacts with accompanying text to look at and read. In fact, plan to spend up to 3 hours here if you are very detail oriented. There is also a small (yet lovely) park outside, just... More 

Helpful?
Thank Simpstrom
Georgia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

At $7.50 per adult admission this museum is a bargain. An overview of the Civil War in general is presented with weapons and accoutrements as well. There are a few uniforms and even an Abraham Lincoln signed document. Of course the main attraction is "The General" and there are many interesting items associated with the engine and event itself including... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TBMutiny
New London, Connecticut
Level Contributor
51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Small but interesting museum with a focus on how the trains impacted the fighting of the Civil War in this region. I was most impressed by the narrative of the displays, which I found to be very well done. Since then, I have sought out histories on the use of railroads during the Civil War. The foundry and "the General"... More 

Helpful?
Thank vonicec
Wasilla, Alaska
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Private museum with an agenda, not much ti be seen, not worth your time Or money. More into making stories where there aren't.

Helpful?
1 Thank wrodster

Travellers who viewed Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History also viewed

 

Been to Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?