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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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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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A must see for any civil war student

If you are a student of the civil war, its a must stop. Small museum with some weapons and the like, that you find everywhere. But the prize is the General, sadly, you can't go on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Fort Salonga, NY
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Fort Salonga, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you are a student of the civil war, its a must stop. Small museum with some weapons and the like, that you find everywhere. But the prize is the General, sadly, you can't go on it. But a week or so, after our visit, they had an event that let you on it, for an extra five bucks. You... More 

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went to this museum on a Monday afternoon and had it mostly to ourselves. We spent about 2 1/2 hours viewing the exhibits. This museum had Civil War history exhibits and of course lots on the Great Locomotive Chase. My kids (2, 4, and 7) loved their time here. The kids area had a train simulator which pleased our... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum with lots of local history about the area. Fascinating to read the many displays about local people and the Civil War history is always extremely intriguing.

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Kennesaw, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum is broken down into four "wings." They're more sections; you walk through one to get to the other, but there are four main divisions, so to speak. The first division is an overview of the role of railroads in the Civil War, with some overlap both before and after the War Between the States. And to say overview... More 

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Dallas, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Southern Museum was a very nice attraction. The whole history of how locomotives impacted the Civil War and Reconstruction was intriguing, especially the mini-documentary about the Great Locomotive Chase. The museum was filled with interesting facts and rich history. Would recommend to history buffs.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

it had a few neat artifacts but not worth the admission price of $7 per adult. You can see the whole museum in about 30 minutes

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were seeing civil war sites in the area and stopped by because of the General connection. Nice museum. While it had a lot of civil war exhibits it also had a number of references/displays on early industry We did not see the museum film on the General they do have one. Staff was polite but ticket takers.

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Weston, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Interesting view of the Civil War. Story of locomotives. Smithsonian association so decent interpretation and some fascinating history. Small and manageable.

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I had heard the story of "The General", and had seen the movie when I was younger. Ir was fun to read a more honest view of the story. Plus, I never knew about Glover Machine Works. All in all a fun and educational little museum.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I spent three years of my youth in this town. We would frequently visit this museum in its smaller form. In 2009, I had an opportunity to visit the expanded museum, and it was very well organized and clean. However, the focus of my visit was to see the famous locomotive The General. This locomotive was stolen by Union spies... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Address: 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
Phone Number: 770 427 2117
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Kennesaw
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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