Museum Parking Options
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA 30114 | 770 427-2117
Parking and Driving Directions
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 from the Museum off Cherokee Street.
Handicap parking is located in the lot directly in front of the Museum.
There is also a back parking lot behind the Museum off of Shirley Drive.
Special Event Parking: Parking throughout the downtown Kennesaw area is available for the Southern Museum's Special Events. Shuttles run only during special events for guests parking in distant lots as marked on the map.
For Trains, Trains, Trains! 2018, Shuttle will run continuously from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Shuttle picks up at Adams park 2600 Park Dr, Kennesaw, GA 30144
From I-75 Northbound or Southbound:
Take the Wade Green Road exit #273 and turn west. Wade Green Road will become Cherokee Street. Turn right onto Shirley Drive and follow this road to the museum’s rear parking lot
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 as Old Hwy 41). Turn right on Sardis St. Turn left on Big Shanty Road. At the intersection before the museum, crossover Cherokee Street onto Shirley Drive and follow this road to the museum’s rear parking lot.
From US 41:
Turn on Watts Drive going east. Turn right on J.O. Stephenson Avenue. Cross the railroad tracks onto Cherokee Street. Pass the museum and turn left onto Shirley Drive. Follow this road to the museum’s rear parking lot.