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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 #2 of 10 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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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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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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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

We were traveling towards Atlanta from Tennessee looking for an overnight spot. We saw the interstate sign advertising this museum and decided to take a look. We were pleasantly surprised and very much enjoyed our visit. A lot of information is housed in a relatively small space. My husband was especially impressed with some of the weapon displays.

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Herndon, Virginia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This was my second trip here, one or tow more and I will have absorbed it all. There is a lot to see here, the General, the replica tool shop, education center for the young crowd (ages 2-12 or so), a movie to watch, etc. Lots of civil war artifacts to see as well. Better than average gift shop. Playground... More

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Acworth, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We are members, joined last year when they had a special event that allowed you to step into the cab of The General! Their Mommy & Me classes with Mr Ken are fantastic. check it ou!

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College Park, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This museum would be great, even if it was JUST on the story of "The General." But its more than that. It is the story (and yes, the walk-through feels like a walk-through-story). The room that shows the making of trains during that era in the area is really cool, with lots of moving parts, explanations both printed and audio,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is a museum well worth the visit. The history starts as soon as you walk through the doors. The layout of the museum makes the exhibits easy to look at. Not only are the artifacts interesting but the look into the industrial aspect of the war is very impressive. The actual train the General was an amazing sight. An... More

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