Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive HistoryThis past weekend my wife, youngest daughter and I visited the “Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History” in Kennesaw, Georgia. I’ll admit right off the bat, I’m a history nut, so I knew beforehand I was going to enjoy the visit. What surprised me was how enjoyable it was for the rest of the family and how we felt as if we were almost taking a trip back in time.

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History have put together three impressive permanent collections and in addition is also a member of the prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations Program. 

The Museum offered a wide range of exhibits, including:

  • A glimpse into the daily lives of soldiers during the Civil War
  • A reproduction of a turn-of-the-century locomotive factory (and)
  • An exciting depiction of the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase

Additionally, as a member of the Smithsonian Affiliations Program, the Museum maintains a special gallery that features traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) as well as other sources and will be changed every few months.


Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
2829 Cherokee Street
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(770) 427-2117

Hours of Operation

Open daily
Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 PM
Closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Christmas Eve and Christmas Day


Adults $7.50
Senior Citizens (over 60) $6.50
Children 4-12 $5.50
Children 3 and under Free


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