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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
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+1 770-427-2117
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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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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Very interesting place to visit

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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West Valley
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West Valley
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Kenneth M
Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a good place to learn some history of the Civil War.

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conroe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank mrrocko69
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 locomotives fully restored.

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Thank Bob A
Smyrna, Georgia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank David P
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
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 General Locomotive being stolen from here during the civil war. The General is on display... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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 all ages.

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Thank toyman111
Kennesaw, Georgia
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is by far one of my favorite places in Kennesaw to visit because of the cool history of the train. If you ever heard of the great locomotive chase then you are familiar with this museum. There is a great movie at the museum that shows a reenactment of the chase. They done a great job at restoring this... More 

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

I remember reading about the train chase when i was young, to see the general like it was then was amazing

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Thank edheffner46
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have taken visiting family members here and it is a pretty cool place. It is home to the General locomotive from the 1862 Great Locomotive Chase. There are lots of civil war items as well. It is located in downtown Kennesaw, Ga which is a great little town.

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