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Trains Trains Trains Returning January 2015!

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host its fifth annual “Trains, Trains, Trains” event on Saturday, January 24, 2015. This year, the special railroad-themed event will be more family-friendly than ever before! “Trains, Trains, Trains” will … Continue reading 

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Kurtz Lacy HotelSouthern Museum Commemorates Sesquicentennial of the City’s Burning

Today marks the 150th anniversary of a “tragic chapter of our history,” the burning of the city during the Civil War. Known as Big Shanty at the time, Kennesaw was home to Camp McDonald, one of four Confederate training camps … Continue reading 

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960242_10151756882506791_831414813_nPolar Express Adventure Returns to the Southern Museum [Buy Tickets Here]

Adult Ticket (13 and older) $5.00 Children (4 – 12) $3.00 Infant (3 years and younger) $0.00 The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is bringing back its popular Polar Express Adventure event this December. The special holiday … Continue reading 

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general-in-nyc-470A New Look at The General’s Trip to the 1964 World’s Fair

The General locomotive retired from service on the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway – a successor of the Western & Atlantic Railroad – in 1891. But, even in “retirement,” the famed locomotive was a draw at the many expositions … Continue reading 

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SM Groundbreaking 5Southern Museum Breaks Ground on New Research Center

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History on Friday broke ground on an 8,700-square-foot expansion to its research center. Once complete, the Southern Museum will be home to one of the largest centers for researchers, scholars and historians … Continue reading 

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DSC_0509Southern Museum to Break Ground on Expanded Research Center

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History on Friday will break ground on an 8,700-square-foot expansion to its research center. Once complete, the Southern Museum will be home to one of the largest centers for researchers, scholars and … Continue reading 

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Video: Southern Museum Descendants’ Day 2014

Descendants of a participant in the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase recently donated a 110-year-old Medal of Honor to the Southern Museum. Continue reading 

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The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive HistoryParking Lot Behind Southern Museum to Close, Guests Urged to Park at Depot or in Front of Museum

Starting immediately, visitors to the Southern Museum should park in the lot on Cherokee Street in front of the Museum or in the lot at the historic Kennesaw train depot across Cherokee Street from the Museum. Handicap parking is located … Continue reading 

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Sallie Loy, archivist for the Southern Museum, looks through documents from the Bogle Collection.Southern Museum Receives Railroad Collection of Late Col. James G. Bogle

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History has received the extensive railroad collection of the late Col. James G. Bogle. Until his death in 2010 at the age of 94, Bogle was the preeminent authority on the Great Locomotive Chase and collected hundreds of artifacts connected to the daring Civil War event. Continue reading 

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runKennesaw Museum Foundation Lacing Up for Annual 5K on September 6

The Kennesaw Museum Foundation is lacing up its running shoes and sprinting towards the 6th Annual Great Locomotive Chase 5K. Continue reading 

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Our Current Exhibits

The GeneralThe Great Locomotive Chase Railroads ExhibitRailroads: Lifelines of the Civil War Glover FactoryGlover Machine Works Family Fun in the Education CenterThe Jolley Education Center Special ExhibitSPECIAL: "1864" (May 3-July 20)