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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Kennesaw, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Very well done, wonderful back story around The General, film made the episode come to life, excellent displays, thoughtful layout. If you love Civil War history and hidden historical treasures, this place is well worth the time (3+ hours) and admission. Will be back again!!!

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Marietta, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This Smithsonian-partnered museum has a very good display of Civil War memorabilia, and also has very good exhibits on the manufacture of steam locomotives as well. The highlight of the visit is the Civil War locomotive The General, featured in the movie The Great Locomotive Chase. While not large, the museum is worth a visit for Civil War and railroad... More

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Woodstock, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Southern Museum is a Smithsonian-partnered museum of excellence. The display of Lil General, Civil War information, and history of locomotive-making in Atlanta is well researched and well organized. Especially moving is the actual transport car from the Holocaust in the interactive WWII display. Instead of depressing as one might expect, the WWII is uplifting, thoughtfully and tastefully laid out.... More

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Atlanta
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a must see for civil war buffs and steam locomotive enthusiasts. The museum houses the General locomotive of the Great Locomotive chase. (The Texas is located at the Cyclorama in Atlanta's Grant Park.) the museum also features a steam locomotive building exhibit based on a well preserved industrial collection from the Glover Locomotive Works that was in Marietta,... More

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York, PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This Civil War Museum has a nice collection of war memorabilia, but the biggest attraction is the locomotive, "The General", which was the focus of the Great Locomotive Race during the civil war. Located in Kennesaw, GA - also previously known by the railroad as Big Shanty, the museum is directly across from the railroad station and the actual location... More

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