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“Lots of history to look at.”

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
Ranked #3 of 27 things to do in Kennesaw
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History As a prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations member, the Museum provides visitors with a unique perspective on the strategic and economic use of railroads during and after the Civil War. The Museum, conveniently located near downtown Kennesaw, Georgia is home to the General locomotive, made famous during the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, an impressive Civil War collection, and the Glover Machine Works, a restored early 20th-century belt-driven locomotive assembly line. The Jolley Education Center offers numerous hands-on and interactive exhibits that are fun for the entire family, and the Cobb Energy Gallery features traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), as well as other sources! The Southern Museum’s educational programs reinforce classroom learning by connecting historical information with actual artifacts.
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We have visted this museum since 1989 and seen its growth. Spend at least a half a day in and around downtown Kennesaw.

Thank rmahre
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Truly enjoyed the experience as you get an almost uniquely southern perspective on the history surrounding Kennesaw and the Civil War. The staff is very helpful and I really enjoyed the firearms and "The General".

Thank Mike C
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Since I live in Kennesaw, I have visited the museum several times. It is always a great adventure for history buffs and children just now learning about our History. There is a fee to enter, but it is worth it.

Thank Trisha T
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

The museum has done a wonderful job of making sure the history is interactive and fun. The gun collection is amazing.
The General is great. To imagine that it has been so well preserved after 150 years.
Although I dont have young children we went through the kids area since there weren't any there while we were there, its great and kids will love it. Many interactive games to help them learn!
Well done!

Thank FlaQuz
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Great place. The staff worked so hard to make this a great venue. The whole city was a terrific place. Love the southern hospitality.

Thank TJJ248
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