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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
beachgrl266
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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank James C
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but very informative museum.Seeing the weapons use during the Civil War was exciting and informative. The kids area was great, i had to pull my wife and daughter away from the area or they would have stay all day. Seeing the General was out of this world,the engine looks like new. A must see attraction.

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Thank luis g
Seminole, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends on our way home from GA so we had 4 adults, 5 children (ages ranging from 5-14). This museum was very nicely put together and is associated with the Smithsonian. I loved the features of some of the exhibits where you heard the story of the soldier read aloud from his personal letter or diary. The train... More 

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Thank Tina S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great collection of Civil War artifacts and stories. An enjoyable short movie about the train chase. I highly recommend it for everyone.

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Thank Obie W
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we visited this location, they were having an autism event. Meaning they had special locations for children who had autism or sensory issues. My daughter has sensory issues (over stimulation, loud noises). During this event the facility allowed you to "check out" noise reducing headphones. Although this place is located exactly next to railroad tracks that stay busy with... More 

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Thank Kristee M
Kennesaw, Georgia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun stories, the general is a beautiful engine. Great for all ages. I really enjoyed the film about the use of the general during the war between the states.

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Thank Juan S
Mc Donald, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonder civil war museum with so much to see. Kids will love the trains and gift shop. The movie was very interesting. Great place to explore and learn more about local history.

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect but love, love, loved this Smithsonian Affiliate. The curator was our guide and was so knowledgeable and fun. They had some children's groups in at the time of our group tour but it did not distract from our visit. I want to go back and spend more time pouring over the exhibits, taking my time... More 

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