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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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Very interesting, great play area

This museum has a lot to offer. It is very clean, well-planned, and has a lot of displays and information for adults. In the back is an interactive play area for kids of all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum has a lot to offer. It is very clean, well-planned, and has a lot of displays and information for adults. In the back is an interactive play area for kids of all ages, including a toddler area where the little ones can burn off some steam, pun intended. This is a great place to visit while in Atlanta,... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is no doubt that if you are looking to find 'The General' locomotive that was stolen by Northern operatives in Big Shanty (now the City of Kennesaw) Georgia, during the Civil War, and was chased up the railroad toward Chattanooga, TN, this is the place. In addition to local Civil War history, and rotating exhibits from the Smithsonian, the... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Large engines, model train cities - almost more than one can absorb. We have returned time & time again. It's amazing to see, hear, feel - all the different exhibits. Plan to stay at least several hours.

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Newton Falls, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 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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