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.
PARKING UPDATE: Please note the parking lot behind the Museum is now closed due to pending construction. Click here for more details.
Please be aware that the Southern Museum will be closed during the day on Saturday, December 6th as we prepare for the Polar Express Adventure event taking place later that evening from 5-9pm. We hope to see you there! You can get more information on the event here.
Thank you to Atlanta Bonded Warehouse for your continued support of the Southern Museum!