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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Surprise by the tracks ...

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is a treat for anyone who likes trains. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dixie G
A place to learn about trains as a family!

This is the place just perfect for the entire family...from the babies to the grandparents. Its... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Veronica Maria D
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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History As a prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations member, the Museum provides visitors with a unique perspective on the strategic and economic use of railroads during and after the Civil War. The Museum...more
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2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is a treat for anyone who likes trains. The exhibit has a full size train that makes the smaller exhibits more interesting.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dixie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place just perfect for the entire family...from the babies to the grandparents. Its informative, engaging and everyone walks away with a new railroad safety tip. The history that is shared and the interactive activities within the museum will keep your little people...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Veronica Maria D
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Being new to this area, we decided to take our family of adults here. One of us is a railroad fanatic, so he was delighted with the trains that were set up. Actually we all were. We spent a good couple hours looking thru the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HerrP
Reviewed December 24, 2018

I'm a fan of history and the Civil War time period and Abraham Lincoln is my favorite president. This museum goes into depth on the Civil War also locomotive history which I learned a lot about I never really payed any attention to Locomotives before....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

We came here as we had a few hours before our flight that evening. It was really just a place to "kill" a bit of time. So pleased we decided on making the trip up to Kennesaw as this Museum is great! We skipped though...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

Overall the museum was very good with plenty of great information about how the railroads worked in the Civil War, but I was saddened to see that many things about the Civil War were taken out of context and placed with the modern Twisted ideals...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Wow, I hadn't realized that perhaps the most famous locomotive in the world is available for viewing. The museum that houses it is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and is of the highest quality with wonderful staff and fantastic documentation and exhibits. The French Railway...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

Excellent. Spent a great morning here. Staff very friendly and film well worth the visit... Recommended a nice restaurant nearby for lunch. Well done.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Octavia254
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

This museum is superbly managed with amazing assortment of displays and needs more time than the two hours we had. We crossed the street afterwards for made to order ice cream at the Frozen Cow.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DouglasM345
Reviewed November 10, 2018

My wife and I only discovered this museum from interstate signage, and we're glad we stopped. It's a small museum, but it contains a number of outstanding civil war artifacts. The horrors of slavery aren't shied away from, and the Confederate flag controversy is addressed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 2, 2018|
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Response from davidbmarietta241 | Reviewed this property |
Probably less than 2 hours. The short film will take some of your time but most of ours was spent marveling at the train. It is awesome!