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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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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
27 attraction reviews
335 helpful votes 335 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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42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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georgia
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58 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The first time that I visited this museum it was quite small. As I remember it had a short film about the General and of course the General locomotive on display. I wasn't certain what a second visit would show but I was ready to see. I was pleasantly surprised because now the museum has about tripled in size. There... More

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McLean, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Mixed on civil war and how the railroads impacted the Civil War. Interesting b&w photos, locomotives, history and artifacts/guns. Also have a movie which we missed. Took about 1 1/2 hrs moving fast so would leave a 2 hr window. Free parking. @ 20 mins north of downtown Atlanta via car.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This Smithsonian affiliated museum is filled with incredible history and we'll worth the trip to Kennesaw. The museum is conveniently located off I-75 just north of Atlanta. The museum houses the General, a civil war era steam locomotive that was stolen by the Union as a part of Sherman's advance march to the Sea. The locomotive was captured by Confederates... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have visted this museum since 1989 and seen its growth. Spend at least a half a day in and around downtown Kennesaw.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Truly enjoyed the experience as you get an almost uniquely southern perspective on the history surrounding Kennesaw and the Civil War. The staff is very helpful and I really enjoyed the firearms and "The General".

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