The Southern Museum

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

Experience the dramatic history of railroads and the War Between the States at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History! A prestigious Smithsonian Affiliations member, the Museum provides visitors with a unique perspective into the strategic and economic use of railroads during and after the Civil War. The Museum 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.

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Railroad Rendezvous returns July 16th!

Celebrate the history of railroads and the individuals who worked on them! Model Train Layouts! Indoor & outdoor railroad-themed activities! Crafts! Live music! Board the General! “Railroad Rendezvous is a fun opportunity for ...

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Dr. Richard Banz Answers Your Radio Show Questions

  [sdy_pl playlist] Join Dr. Banz every Saturday from 2-3pm for his show on Newstalk 1160am, "Seeking Justice and Building Bridges." Every week, he will answer guests' show follow ...

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Trains Trains Trains Returns in January for a TWO day event!

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host the sixth annual installment of its highly popular Trains, Trains, Trains event on Saturday, Jan. 30 ...

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