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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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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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27 reviews 27 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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7 reviews 7 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Many historical items on display from the Civil War. The staff are friendly and ready to answer visitor's questions. I learned a lot about The General and got to admire the beautifully restored steam engine. Very kid-friendly as there are several areas specifically for children. Located in a quaint, it's worth the drive if you are in Atlanta.

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Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My train-loving son and I visited the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History while on vacation in the area. When he was entertained by the trains in the children's area, I soaked up the great information contained here. We both enjoyed the film, and of course seeing the actual train. We purchased the Disney movie based on the... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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108 reviews 108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was about the Great Train race. How the event occurred and played out. The actual engine "The General" is on display. Another side area showed how trains were made 100 years ago. The beginning of the tour has a film about the Great Train race.

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jsbairmtsu
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Took my little boy who is in love with trains. He had a great time at this museum. Has a splash of civil war history as well which I loved. The kids play area in the back is great with a toddler section and a train simulator, my son loved it. The General looks great and is a room that... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Really enjoyed a few hours taking a leisurely tour of this museum leading up to a up close look at the famous General locomotive that Andrew's Raiders attempted to hijack early in the Civil War. We took lots of pictures and truly enjoyed the real life type dioramas of important events leading up to, during and after the Civil War... More

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