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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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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 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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See the General in this interesting museum

It is a small place, but the exhibits were very interesting. I learned alot about the role of the railroads in the Civil War. Found it all fascinating. Being big fans of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Carol D
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Rahway, New Jersey
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Rahway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a small place, but the exhibits were very interesting. I learned alot about the role of the railroads in the Civil War. Found it all fascinating. Being big fans of the Buster Keaton movie, we were thrilled to see the actual General, a locomotive with historical significance.

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Thank Carol D
Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has been around for years. It's a very small museum that will only take you a couple of hours to see it all. It's the story behind the trains that helped change the world and the wars. The kids had a great time and really enjoyed our lunch afterwards. Must come and see for your self.

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Thank tckramer
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have interest in Civil War and locomotive history, this is a must! Laid out really well and chuck full of great exhibits. And the locomotive, The General, is right there. Awesome museum!

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Thank Dodie G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum is packed with information. Make sure you see the movie about the Great Locomotive Chase. They even have a kids play room which my grandchildren loved.

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Thank JWilcox5
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much interesting history of the Civil War took place between Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia, and you often pass it by as you speed down I-75. On our most recent trip along that byway, we decided to take time to view some of the historic sights, including battlefields and museums. One must stop is the Southern Museum at 2829... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the coolest places to visit especially if the Civil War is of interest. You must see the General locomotive.

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Thank Ed M
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank HappyCamper32789
Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 August 15, 2016 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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