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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

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Address: 2829 Cherokee St NW, 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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Good Interesting Museum

Spent over 2 hours enjoying this very good interesting Civil War museum, and found it better than I expected. There are many interesting displays explaining the war, with an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
HappyCamper32789
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent over 2 hours enjoying this very good interesting Civil War museum, and found it better than I expected. There are many interesting displays explaining the war, with an emphasis on how the railroads shaped the war. They have the famous locomotive on display from the interesting train hijacking and chase that Union soldiers stole in order to disrupt the... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are train lovers, so this is right up our alley. The GENERAL has such an interesting story to tell. Be sure to purchase the movie "The Great Locomotive Chase" to fully understand everything that has happened to that "little engine that could".

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Thank Faith B
Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many of us know about the Civil War.. But many do not know about how the railroad was used in the Civil War. This museum is a great way to learn about that and many other facts. Definitely worth the time and effort and I'll go back again and again.

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Thank Andy B
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So we went as a family just to see the train part of the museum. My son loved the train tables and the under 5 year old room to play in. It was nice to see all the train parts and learn about how they where made.

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Thank Lauren J
Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do while traveling from Atlanta to Chattanooga this summer. We saw a billboard for this and decided to stop. It was a very nice museum tucked away in a small town. Not a huge place and no hands-on stuff for kids (which we didn't have), but they would like to look at several trains... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great museum for the whole family ! I took my eight year old daughter and two teenage sons here, and they and I all had a fun, educational day. The museum is Smithsonian affiliated and presents an excellent narrative of the Civil War, naturally from the South's with many artifacts displayed. A complete belt driven machine shop, from the... More 

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Kennesaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went here and you can learn a lot about Kennesaw and the importance of having this train station in it. It goes back to the Civil War times. It is a great educational place!

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Thank Spirdione
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has something for everyone! Trains, history, hands on children's activities and manufacturing explanations! We completely enjoyed our visit and would recommend this as a must see if you are in the area.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great museum that is dedicated to railroads and the Civil War. The focus is on the Great Chase involving the General Locomotive. This museum has evolved into a first class museum over the years. The children's area is very entertaining and teen agers will enjoy the games and will learn about the Great Chase. Good Story. We... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Really great museum that is dedicated to railroads and the civil war with a focus on the great chase involving the general. Really nice lay out and I really enjoyed the corny film about the chase. Really cool.

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