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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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Great place for Civil war and train buffs.

This museum is based around the Confederate Civil War Locomotive ‘The General’ – It was stolen by Union soldiers in the civil war and resulted in ‘the great train chase’. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
TranzorZ1985
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This museum is based around the Confederate Civil War Locomotive ‘The General’ – It was stolen by Union soldiers in the civil war and resulted in ‘the great train chase’. The museum has a lot about the civil war, not just about the train, including many artifacts. It also has much information about the history of the local business that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a great museum to learn about local history. My 11 year old son loved the General. He could not get over the fact it was the actually engine in the train chase. The mock train engine factory was very interesting.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Loved all the exhibits and 3 of us did a self tour to see many things. The best were the locomotives, but also a film to how events with trains affected Civil War battles. Of course there was some Southern bias with that, but my parents are both from the South, so I appreciate it. Of course the main thing... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was a beautiful museum with very friendly staff. However, if it had not been for the children's area my children would not have enjoyed it at all. I wish it had been more engaging or interactive instead of lots of reading for the main museum part. My son loves civil war history but even he said this was a... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This museum is located where the Great TRain Chase began in 1862 and contains The General, the engine stolen by the northern raiders. That alone is worth seeing. The museum covers both Civil War history, the role of railroads during the Civil War, and local railroad history. There are cabooses to climb on, a cab simulator so you can run... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

There for festival downtown, followed signs off 41 and really had a great time! The folks ere so nice, the facilities clean and well maintained. AC on and so nice to let the kids walk, play, enjoy the train history. Only thing missing......is a train ride! We had to explain that many times. I know those are freight tracks, but... More 

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Apple Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It is a hidden jewel. One of the staff commented to us that there are two types of visitors. Those that walk through and think they see everything in 45-60 minutes. We were there for over 4 hours. A massive amount of history. We discovered that the museum is part of the Smithsonian Museums. Great Place!!!

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Chicago Burbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Allot enough time for this one. You could do a quick flyby just to see the General, but you'd be missing a lot. If you're interested in the Civil War and or the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, there's a lot here for you. If you're interested early 19th century manufacturing and life, there's a lot here for you. You could... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great, informative museum with a great play room for kids as well. Seeing The General at the end of the exhibit is the icing on the cake. We enjoy taking out of town guests here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

We went to the museum to see some civil war history. We enjoyed all of the displays. When we saw the train 'General Lee' it was quite impressive. This museum is fun and educational for any age.

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Additional Information about Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Address: 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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