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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: +1 770-427-2117
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09:30 - 17:00
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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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If you like history... or trains....

Small but interesting museum with a focus on how the trains impacted the fighting of the Civil War in this region. I was most impressed by the narrative of the displays, which I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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New London, Connecticut
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New London, Connecticut
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Small but interesting museum with a focus on how the trains impacted the fighting of the Civil War in this region. I was most impressed by the narrative of the displays, which I found to be very well done. Since then, I have sought out histories on the use of railroads during the Civil War. The foundry and "the General"... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Private museum with an agenda, not much ti be seen, not worth your time Or money. More into making stories where there aren't.

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Thank wrodster
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A coworker told me about the museum so we stopped by when we were in the area. Learned about the train which was very interesting. I also liked the foundry and craftsmanship that was required in the old days to make things. The boys liked it too.

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Thank Tim H
Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Worth the visit. You can make a day of it. Visit the museum itself. Then continue your walk down history lane across the street at the really nicely revitalized area where they have murals and additoinal historical information engraved on brick walls. You can walk by all of them and then under the train tracks to the other side of... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great exhibits, friendly staff plenty of parking and the location in downtown Kennesaw is close to shops and food

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Thank whip177
Macon, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Cool museum. A little expensive, but worth it. Nice layout and exhibits. Movie is very good. Overall a worthwhile trip.

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Thank Sam S
Wallace, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Very cluttered - lots to see and little area to see it all. We visited it and heard lots about the Civil War...

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Lima, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The highlight is the General, the locomotive in the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862. Also has nice display of other CivilWar artifacts but mostly related to railroads in the CW. Has great train themed play areas for children too.

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Thank Lee S
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great place to visit for all ages. Small but informative and fun. A couple of the exhibits in the interaction part were not working well but hopefully they can get those fixed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Enjoyed visit to museum and to some of the little stores around it. Love history and seeing old engineering is right up my alley. Would recommend anyone in the area with a couple of hours to kill take a trip.

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