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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Address: 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
Phone Number: 770 427 2117
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Kennesaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, 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...
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Attraction details
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Unique museum with plenty of exhibits. I was mostly impressed by the exhibits of the actual locomotive manufacturers tool and die shops. These are real exhibits with the actual machinery, techniques and tools used to make and refinish parts by hand. Full of Civil War history and the influence of the Railroad on this conflict. I went in not expecting... More 

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Atlanta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The museum is a good museum for a light afternoon with a nice dose of Southern Civil War history. We did not feel rushed and thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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Marietta, GA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Very nicely done museum with good local flavor. There is a scavenger hunt and railway section that will interest those under 12. Teens without an interest in Civil War history might get a bit bored. Those who spend time in each section can see it all in less than 3 1/2 hours, or linger longer in each area and add... More 

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Fairhope, Alabama
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

It was my first time to see this Great Engine since the days it was in Chattanooga most of my early life! The people have done an excellent job of caring for it.. The museum is very educational and has wonderful information. The facility is exceptional. and the Exhibits are well worth seeing and remembering. The staff is very helpful... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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112 reviews 112 reviews
17 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

On the morning of April 12, 1862 the morning train from Atlanta stopped for breakfast at a nearby hotel. During the stop, the train, powered by The General, was stolen by Union spies led by James J. Andrews. Their mission was to disable this rail line to Chattanooga that was a critical supply link for Confederate forces fighting in Tennessee... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Interesting history of the civil war and beautiful old train. I moved to Kennesaw from the North but the civil war is a part of our history and I enjoy learning about it.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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
49 helpful votes 49 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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