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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
+1 770-427-2117
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Interesting Railroad History

A beautiful museum with a unique collection. Not huge but packed with info. Could easily spend a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
William C
Marion, United States
Southern Museum review

This was our second visit and we took friends from out of town with us and our visit was a lot of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Acworth, Georgia
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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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great train” (17 reviews)
“train chase” (8 reviews)
“disney movie” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
2829 Cherokee St NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144-2823
+1 770-427-2117
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A beautiful museum with a unique collection. Not huge but packed with info. Could easily spend a couple of hours. The story of the Great Locomotive Chase during the Civil War is an intriguing part of that time in history. Well worth the admission fee.

Thank William C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit and we took friends from out of town with us and our visit was a lot of fun. Our friends were impressed with the story of the locomotive chase and I was glad to revisit the locomotive manufacturing company. I...More

Thank mikelawson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

museum is clean, interesting, hospitable, full of civil war info,. great for all ages, but young children not so much interested, bc not so much hands on things to do but the gift shop was great !..my son, 5 yrs old loved it and outside...More

Thank connie h
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were looking to kill time so we went to Kolb Hill also other hills I do not know the name of in our travels we found a museum where we learned most of the history of e area around there

Thank Kenneth M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The main attraction at this museum is learning about the great locomotive chase of 1862 (took place after union spies stole a confederate train) and seeing the restored General in person. The museum is easy to navigate and the exhibits are very well done. It's...More

Thank cheryl h
Reviewed 9 May 2017

very nice place to spend a couple of hours to learn about the General and the civil war $6.50 for seniors and $7.50 regular admission reasonable for all the information you receive would reccomend when visiting the area

Thank mrrocko69
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We found this by accident - saw a sign on I-75. It was well worth the visit. So much interesting Civil War history as shown from the Confederate point of view. Had read about the "Greta Locomotive Chase". Here they have one of the actual...More

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 2 May 2017

My family really enjoyed visiting the Museum. There are lots of interesting displays to see that give you a history lesson about this important event in American history. When you enter the large room where the "General" locomotive is, prepare to be impressed.

Thank David P
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I have lived 20 miles away for 20 years and did not know it was here, even though I have gone to the D.C. Smithsonian. This is a great museum which displays and tells several stories very well. One is the story of the confederate...More

Thank william s
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The museum is a great place to learn some of the history of the South. There is a 20 minute movie that explains the taking of a stem locomotive by the North to disrupt the South in Chattanooga. Many exhibits to see for families of...More

Thank toyman111
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