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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

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Address: 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
Phone Number: 770 427 2117
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Former turn-of-the-century cotton gin now serves as a history museum...
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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fun for all ages

We went to the museum to see some civil war history. We enjoyed all of the displays. When we saw the train 'General Lee' it was quite impressive. This museum is fun and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Ernie J
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went to the museum to see some civil war history. We enjoyed all of the displays. When we saw the train 'General Lee' it was quite impressive. This museum is fun and educational for any age.

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Pleasant Grove, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A very nice history museum which focuses primarily on the battle of Kennesaw Mountain and the development of the locomotive in the South-- especially the Glover locomotive. Lean, well-maintained, very well illustrated and documented, and contains a huge room for children (up to perhaps 10) to both play and learn about both science and railroads.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The museum is small but very well designed. We had my son's 3rd birthday party here, and he LOVED it. There is a children's play and activity area in the back of the museum and a little party room. It was a low key party (and somewhat inexpensive compared to other birthday party venues), However, he is now 4 1/2... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lots of local and Civil War History in one place! Lots of photo ops so bring camera. Small gift shop to even pick up a few fun souvenirs.

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Greenville
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Amazing how it went from being in a old barn type shed to this new building and what was added to add more to the history of railroading. Great displays and interactive activitys for adults and children. One of the First Medal Of Honors on display in the area of the General. The Country's first Medal Of Honor adwardees was... More 

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Toronto
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was a museum in Kennesaw that was about a great locomotive, being taken over and much more. It has information about the early railroads, makers of locomotives and is well presented, well laid out and very informative. Well worth the visit if you want to learn more about history of the area

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West Columbia, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This museum has a lot to offer. It is very clean, well-planned, and has a lot of displays and information for adults. In the back is an interactive play area for kids of all ages, including a toddler area where the little ones can burn off some steam, pun intended. This is a great place to visit while in Atlanta,... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is no doubt that if you are looking to find 'The General' locomotive that was stolen by Northern operatives in Big Shanty (now the City of Kennesaw) Georgia, during the Civil War, and was chased up the railroad toward Chattanooga, TN, this is the place. In addition to local Civil War history, and rotating exhibits from the Smithsonian, the... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Large engines, model train cities - almost more than one can absorb. We have returned time & time again. It's amazing to see, hear, feel - all the different exhibits. Plan to stay at least several hours.

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Newton Falls, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have made the trip down several times to this museum. Well worth it every time. Great historical artifacts. Many changing exhibits. Made a special trip down when we could board the General. Great to be able to be this close to such an awesome piece of American history.

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