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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

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2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
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Experience the Civil War & Battlegrounds of Atlanta by Luxury Car (Private tour)
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Experience the Civil War & Battlegrounds of Atlanta by Luxury Car (Private tour)

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Ideally constructed for history buffs and Civil War connoisseurs. This tour experience will be a delight for all to enjoy. You will get a sense of the social impact Atlanta has been on the nation. We provide luxurious vehicles that pick you up complimentary within city limits. Our expert guides take you on some of the routes General Sherman travelled on his March to the Sea. Our focus is to immerse you into the environment by creating a personable and engaging experiences. You will be driven by a certified driver and knowledgable guide who will give you an overview of all the places you'll visit during your tour. The tour will include a complimentary snack, bottled water and a complimentary meal voucher for lunch.<br>The entry to Kennesaw National Park, Marietta Cemetery, Smith Plantation, Inman Park, Oakland Cemetery, Stone mountain Park and the beautiful Atlanta History Center. You will also be given free passes to visit the Margaret Mitchell House (author of Gone with the Wind)!
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Polynésienne N wrote a review Aug 2020
61 contributions2 helpful votes
A partial peek into the lives of Caucasian soldiers and very little on all soldiers who contributed and fought in this war. The museum is a shrine for the locomotive industry that was popular during this era. Not like visiting the Smithsonian or anything like that. Very tiny, limited focus exhibitions.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Mike C wrote a review Mar 2020
Kennesaw, Georgia22 contributions1 helpful vote
Several examples of Civil War history and artifacts. Nice recreation of Glover Machine Works. However, the highlight is seeing "The General". Check date in July for availability to actually board the train.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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bhlraven1916 wrote a review Feb 2020
Atlanta, Georgia642 contributions5,903 helpful votes
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United States Colored Troops Discussion and Musketry Demonstration. Great exhibits! The “Merci Train”-When France packed 49 boxcars with “gratitude” to America. The idea to send a “thank you” gift to the United States for the $40 million in food and other supplies sent to France and Italy in 1947 came from a French railroad worker, and World War II veteran, named Andre Picard.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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JohnKreviews wrote a review Feb 2020
Georgia121 contributions12 helpful votes
Lots of history here but also “train fun” for the young & old. Have taken young grandson twice now & he loves it. Recent visit was for Trains, Trains, Trains event in Jan. 2020. Lots of interactive opps there in addition to the usual stuff. Of course the big draw is to see the “General,” the actual train engine that was stolen by Federal spies during the Civil War from its spot on the tracks mere yards from where it now rests on display. The daring mission led to what became known as The Great Locomotive Chase with a number of the later-captured raiders being executed & later being among the first to earn the Medal of Honor.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Lori T wrote a review Jan 2020
Dawsonville, Georgia2,317 contributions226 helpful votes
We visited the last weekend in January for the annual Trains, Trains, Trains event, and we had a great time. Local model train clubs had all types of model trains on display, and the kids loved seeing the trains running around the tracks, from Lego trains to small HO scale trains to large garden trains. The train enthusiasm was contagious. All of this was in addition to the already-great museum displays. Seeing the actual locomotive from the Civil War was another highlight. Highly recommend a visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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