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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
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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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Multi purpose venue

Covers a nice spectrum of serious history and hands on opportunity for kids in the 3 to 10 range. Adults will appreciate the civil war and industrial progress thereafter. Coverage... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
sam69-73
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Covers a nice spectrum of serious history and hands on opportunity for kids in the 3 to 10 range. Adults will appreciate the civil war and industrial progress thereafter. Coverage of 19th century rail travel is well presented. The kids hands on is active, fun and attentive to learning. All age kids will like driving the diesel train simulators. Well... More 

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Montana-Florida
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88 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

especially if you're a mild to moderate Civil War history buff, train junkie, or inquisitive child. It's marvelously done, vibrant and family friendly though one display is a bit noisy for the very youngest visitors. There's a caboose to run through outside, a nifty fenced playground across the street and a historic little walking tour of the area's train history... More 

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Thank MontyJack
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's a great deal more to see inside than it looks like from the outside. The displays are well designed, informative, and interesting. I found the locomotive section far more intriguing than I would've expected.

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Thank Jarrod M
Marietta
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This museum has a lot of good information about trains and trains during the civil war. There are a lot of artifacts from the period and they have a complete engine inside. You can also learn about the Great Train Race of the Civil War. There is an extensive children's area.

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Thank Sam D
Acworth, Georgia
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84 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

A must see when you are near Kennesaw. The museum is very well done and also houses hundreds of other CIvil War and CW era artifacts. They also have a considerable amount of Manufacturing equipment from local Companies that participated in the War effort of that time.

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Thank Cookejg
Woodstock, Georgia, USA
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This museum is in a little town of Kennesaw, GA. Though this museum is small it packs a lot of southern history. I recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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Thank LYNN L
Kennesaw, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Most of display is Civil War but very well done. Frequent special events are well planned and attended.

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Thank John A
Channahon
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The primary display is "The General" from the Great Train Chase in the Civil War. However other Civil War and train related exhibits are included. A nice place to spend some time when in the area.

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Thank Jon P
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

I have visited this museum countless times, and bring my grandchildren almost every time they visit from out of town. They LOVE looking at the trains and learning about the Civil War. The highlight at the end of the tour is, of course, The General! This engine has been restored impeccably and is a wonder of a steam engine. The... More 

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Thank Joanne G
Atlanta, Georgia, Usa
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45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I am an avid train rider and I really enjoyed visiting this museum and learning about the history of one of the trains that was famous in Ga. That assisted in the civil war and that was built in Ga. The displays are very clear and well displayed. The guides were very informative and they captured the children attention with... More 

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