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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 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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Wrentham, Massachusetts, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The museum is a nice place to visit. Very reasonable price to enter. The staff was wonderful. The museum it self has Civil War artifacts as well as a real cotton gin and of course the General! In the back is the Georgia French Merci box, this is what really thrilled me. Since I had seen the Rhode Island Merci... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had passed by this place a number if times before I finally stopped in. Took my two teenage daughters, one that has a serious interest in history and studied this stuff in class recently. She was able to recall quite a bit and was fascinated by the items and stories held in this building. We took the tour while... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were passing through and saw the sign. My husband and son are big Civil War buffs, so we decided to stop. So glad we did! The general is just the beginning. This museum has an impressive collection of Civil War artifacts. There is also a collection of steam train manufacturing molds, machinery, and historical records. If you have little... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I found the locomotive history to be fascinating. They museum is very well kept and the visit was memorable.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Very nice museum on the civil war, they also have exhibits on how locomotives were made back in that day. Worth the price of admission. In some locations, lighting could be better, if you have trouble reading in low light, you might want to bring a flashlight. Some displays had lights that were not working, but in general, displays were... More

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Summerville, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The museum is very interesting if you are interested in the civil war or railroads. Lots of real civil war relics (not replicas.) Interesting story behind the civil war era steam engine that is displayed in the museum. Pretty cheap and will take up a few hours out of your day.

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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Southern Museum of civil war and locomotive History is worth to include in one's itinerary when you are in Atlanta . It's interesting not only for those history buffs but also to anyone who wish to get a first hand insight of what happened during civil war and how important role locomotive played. There are few interesting movies and a... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They've made many changes and I went there for a Halloween event which was fun. The Disney movie, the Great Train Robbery with Glenn Ford is about our train!

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Leonard, Texas
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214 reviews 214 reviews
30 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great little museum of Civil War history and Locomotive history and how it effected the war in this area. The movie is worth seeing also. If you enjoy history and the Civil War you will love this place.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
51 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This museum has great civil war artifacts (guns, swords, coins, uniforms) and videos. They show a movie on he Great Locomotive Chase from the civil war that really shows you hat happened. Informative and fun to visit. Easy parking and even restaurants in walking distance.

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