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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

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Address: 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
Phone Number: 770 427 2117
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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.
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Love to see the General

We have made the trip down several times to this museum. Well worth it every time. Great historical artifacts. Many changing exhibits. Made a special trip down when we could board... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Kimberly M
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Newton Falls, Ohio
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Newton Falls, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have made the trip down several times to this museum. Well worth it every time. Great historical artifacts. Many changing exhibits. Made a special trip down when we could board the General. Great to be able to be this close to such an awesome piece of American history.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We stumbled across this attraction by accident and we were amazed at how much is here to see. Very education and if you like or collect trains you must stop in. I happen to have a small collection of trains and that's kind of what peaked my interest to go in. Well much much to my surprise they had the... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We take every friend and family that comes to visit, to this well done museum, in the center of the small town America, Kennesaw, Ga. It is a well done history lesson for all ages, and of course, the kids love anything to do with old trains.Got to follow up with a visit to the Kennesaw Mtn. National Battlefield Park.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Visited for the first time after living nearby for 13 years. Well put together museum you can visit in an hour or spend half a day. Small entrance fee. The movie is a bit hokey, but tells the story nonetheless. Great place for kids and adults alike with real artifacts on loan or exhibit. Gives you an appreciation for what... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a must see when you are in the Atlanta area. Very well made and interesting exhibit about the civil war with special focus on the railroad. A lot of artifacts from the area are shown and the "General" locomotive is impressing to see. Very friendly and informed staff.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We're locals and after visiting during a few of their special events, signed up for an annual membership. Best idea ever! We visit frequently, whether it's a rainy Saturday and we need to get out of the house as a family or we have our history-loving family in town and we want something easy and convenient. The admission prices are... More 

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Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
54 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My husband piked the place, I am not so in Locomotives but it was much more then that. Interesting story during the civil war. I was surprised in how many country's the Manufacture exported there locomotives. even to Russia. We staid on Dobbins AFB, so an easy ride for us.

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Savannah, Georgia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Great time here. We really enjoyed it. Gift shop was great. People were friendly. Displays are very good. But if you are not into Civil War history you might not enjoy it.

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This at first appeared to be a small museum but once we went inside it was a huge surprise. The place is filled with things to see and read. To look at the actual General locomotive was amazing. A must for Civil War buffs. Great for children as well.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

My two year old loves it here. So many hands on things for some kids to play with. Dress up, toy trains, a foam train they can climb on and puzzles make this a great spot for little ones. We like to go on rainy days to give my toddler a place he can explore and use some energy.

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