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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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Interesting locomotive museum

If you are interested in Civil War era locomotives, then is will be an interesting museum. Parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FamilymanDoug
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Kennesaw, Georgia
Give yourself a few hours!

This is a great museum that is not too far from the Kennesaw Battlefield. Lots of great exhibits... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
lagiant
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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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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“great train” (17 reviews)
“train chase” (8 reviews)
“disney movie” (7 reviews)
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2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in Civil War era locomotives, then is will be an interesting museum. Parking is available and museum is in central Kennesaw.

Thank FamilymanDoug
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is a great museum that is not too far from the Kennesaw Battlefield. Lots of great exhibits, history, artifacts, and information. They even have the original 'General" that was stolen by the Union. They show a condensed version of the Disney film version staring...More

Thank lagiant
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Enjoyed learning more about cvil war, railroads, and the Great Locomotive Chase. Easily spend 2 hours looking, reading, and learning about railroads of the state of Georgia and surrounding regions.

Thank Tennbybirth
Reviewed 19 July 2017

A beautiful museum with a unique collection. Not huge but packed with info. Could easily spend a couple of hours. The story of the Great Locomotive Chase during the Civil War is an intriguing part of that time in history. Well worth the admission fee.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was our second visit and we took friends from out of town with us and our visit was a lot of fun. Our friends were impressed with the story of the locomotive chase and I was glad to revisit the locomotive manufacturing company. I...More

Thank mikelawson
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

museum is clean, interesting, hospitable, full of civil war info,. great for all ages, but young children not so much interested, bc not so much hands on things to do but the gift shop was great !..my son, 5 yrs old loved it and outside...More

Thank connie h
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were looking to kill time so we went to Kolb Hill also other hills I do not know the name of in our travels we found a museum where we learned most of the history of e area around there

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The main attraction at this museum is learning about the great locomotive chase of 1862 (took place after union spies stole a confederate train) and seeing the restored General in person. The museum is easy to navigate and the exhibits are very well done. It's...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 9 May 2017

very nice place to spend a couple of hours to learn about the General and the civil war $6.50 for seniors and $7.50 regular admission reasonable for all the information you receive would reccomend when visiting the area

Thank mrrocko69
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We found this by accident - saw a sign on I-75. It was well worth the visit. So much interesting Civil War history as shown from the Confederate point of view. Had read about the "Greta Locomotive Chase". Here they have one of the actual...More

Thank Bob A
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