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10917355_10152556197031791_9064917336866479531_nVideo: 2015 ‘Trains, Trains, Trains’ Recap

More than 2,600 people turned out Saturday for the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s fifth annual Trains, Trains, Trains. Continue reading 

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10917355_10152556197031791_9064917336866479531_nSouthern Museum Sees Record-Setting Day for Fifth Annual Trains, Trains, Trains

More than 2,600 people turned out Saturday for the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s fifth annual Trains, Trains, Trains. The event set a new single-day record for attendance for the Museum. As part of the action-packed afternoon, … Continue reading 

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Bar IIan Univ. IV 2013 284Gallery: Views From Previous ‘Trains, Trains, Trains’

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host the fifth installment of its popular “Trains, Trains, Trains” event this Saturday, Jan. 24. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the Museum. This … Continue reading 

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TrainsSouthern Museum’s Popular ‘Trains, Trains, Trains’ Returns on Jan. 24 [Buy Tickets]

Tweet This: Buy Tickets Now: *Please note that once you have purchased tickets, Paypal will e-mail you a reciept. You will need to bring this printed out receipt on the day of the event to retrieve your tickets* 2015 Trains, … Continue reading 

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Polar Express 2014 69 - Version 2Southern Museum’s Polar Express Adventure Proves Delightful Despite Frightful Weather

Hundreds turned out Saturday for the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History’s popular Polar Express Adventure. Continue reading 

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trains_0061Trains Trains Trains Returning January 2015

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History will host its fifth annual “Trains, Trains, Trains” event on Saturday, Jan. 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 on Saturday, Dec. 6

The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is bringing back its popular Polar Express Adventure event this December. The special holiday event is scheduled from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. The Polar Express Adventure follows the … 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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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)