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The General Locomotive The Southern Museum

General Information

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive HistoryAddress

Southern Museum of Civil War & 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 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Admission

Adults $7.50
Senior Citizens (over 60) $6.50
Children 4 – 12 $5.50
Children 3 and under Free
Adult AAA $6.50
Senior AAA $5.50
Children AAA $4.50
Adult Military Pass $6.50
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Location

Kennesaw is located about 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta, 45 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 10 minutes from Marietta.

Directions

From I-575 Northbound or Southbound:
Take the Chastain Road exit #3 and go west. Chastain Road becomes McCollum Parkway. Go past the airport and turn right on South Main Street (also known at Old Hwy 41). Turn right on Sardis St., turn left on Big Shanty Rd., and immediately back left onto Cherokee St. The Museum parking lot will be on the left.  There is bus parking on Big Shanty Road.

From I-75 Northbound:
Take exit 273 and take a left to go west on Wade Green Rd., which becomes Cherokee Street in the City of Kennesaw. Continue on Cherokee Street, Museum is on the right.

Buses and Motorcoaches: Turn left onto Big Shanty Road and bus parking will be on your right.

From I-75 Southbound:
Take the Wade Green Road exit #273 and turn right. Wade Green Road will become Cherokee Street. The Museum will be on the right hand side before the railroad tracks; the parking lot is directly across the street on the left.

Buses and Motorcoaches: Turn left onto Big Shanty Road and bus parking will be on your right.

From US 41:
Turn on Watts Drive going east. Turn right on J.O. Stephenson Avenue. Cross the railroad tracks onto Cherokee Street. The Museum parking lot will be on the right.

Buses and Motorcoaches: Turn right onto Main Street, go to second traffic light and turn left onto Sardis St. Go to Stop sign and turn left onto Big Shanty Road and bus parking will be on your right.

* Buses and motor coaches should avoid the railroad crossing.

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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 ExhibitPortraits in Gray