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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 12 Attractions in Kennesaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is an awesome museum with very nice relics dating around the Civil War period. The one disappointing thing is they have removed all the Confederate battle flags because of the bleeding heart liberals, really people it is history you can't change history by constantly hiding it, in fact you will allow it to repeat itself! get a grip! Nevertheless... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had been wanting to visit this museum for years and I finally got a chance to stop by and take a look. When I got there I was maybe one of five people in the whole museum which was nice. The layout of the museum was very good because it presenting a perspective from the early beginnings of rail... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We loved this museum - so much to see in such a nice setting. Lots of Civil War items laid out along with the timeline and stories to put it all in context. The train history was well done as well. The hands on area for kids was a real treat - they can "drive" a train among a number... More

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Orlando, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Loved the way information was provided. I learned a lot and can honestly say I'd like to go back through the museum as I know I must have missed something! Staff was friendly. Terrific gift shop as well.

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Lilburn, GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The beautifully restored and maintained General is, of course, the centerpiece of this fine museum, which includes numerous Civil War weapons. One of the most interesting exhibits is the reconstruction of a 1906 belt driven steam locomotive construction site at the Glover Machine Works in nearby Marietta, with the refurbished Engine 7128 as the focal point. For those interested in... More

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a wonderful experience, on two counts , to view a fully preserved 1860's locomotive and Civil War history of the Kennesaw area .. The General is in pristine condition and I was told that with a bit of maintenance , IF it was on an outside track it could possibly steam again ,, now that would be a really... More

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Bay Village, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

museum hs very interesting item on display but the best is the civil war engine "The General". Brings history back to life

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Mansfield, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The museum was very nice and well set up. To see the General was very neat but the best part was seeing the edged weapons, riffles and documents signed by Robert E Lee and Ab Lincoln. The gift shop was very nice and they even had a children's area to keep them occupied. Only wish we could have stayed longer.

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Cedar Hill, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The museum was more than I expected. It has a recreation of the ironworks where trains were made, lots of old patterns for parts, and an interactive room for children, where they can drive a train. There are numerous Civil War artifacts in another area. The highlight, for me, was seeing the short film on the chase between the General... More

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Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Easy access. Open spaces that you can review at your own pace. Wonderful kids interaction section. Local restaurant to walk to after visit.

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