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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
770 427 2117
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Kennesaw
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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McLean, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Mixed on civil war and how the railroads impacted the Civil War. Interesting b&w photos, locomotives, history and artifacts/guns. Also have a movie which we missed. Took about 1 1/2 hrs moving fast so would leave a 2 hr window. Free parking. @ 20 mins north of downtown Atlanta via car.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This Smithsonian affiliated museum is filled with incredible history and we'll worth the trip to Kennesaw. The museum is conveniently located off I-75 just north of Atlanta. The museum houses the General, a civil war era steam locomotive that was stolen by the Union as a part of Sherman's advance march to the Sea. The locomotive was captured by Confederates... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have visted this museum since 1989 and seen its growth. Spend at least a half a day in and around downtown Kennesaw.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Truly enjoyed the experience as you get an almost uniquely southern perspective on the history surrounding Kennesaw and the Civil War. The staff is very helpful and I really enjoyed the firearms and "The General".

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Since I live in Kennesaw, I have visited the museum several times. It is always a great adventure for history buffs and children just now learning about our History. There is a fee to enter, but it is worth it.

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Sarasota, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

The museum has done a wonderful job of making sure the history is interactive and fun. The gun collection is amazing. The General is great. To imagine that it has been so well preserved after 150 years. Although I dont have young children we went through the kids area since there weren't any there while we were there, its great... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great place. The staff worked so hard to make this a great venue. The whole city was a terrific place. Love the southern hospitality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We have 5 grandsons and have taken all of them to this great little museum. The displays are very interesting and the play room with the play trains is always a good way to keep the little ones entertained for an hour or so. They were also enthralled with the short movie in the theater and of course the beautiful... More

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Hyde Park, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great Museum! Tons of things to see! Much larger inside that it looked from the outside.A Large collection of items from the Civil War with a nice size collection of guns and rifles from that era.

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Flintville
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

very reasonable cost , fun and informative way to spend a few hours or a day , very clean and well kept inside and out , so much to see and learn or remember for us older folks . So many different displays from trains , tools and firearms . A great place to educate the young . While not... More

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