Southern Museum

The Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History

1Kennesaw’s Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History informs and educates visitors on the history of the railroad as well as what life was like in the South during the Civil War.

The Museum houses and preserves artifacts such as weapons, photographs, documents and The General, the famous engine that was stolen by Union Spies and was later the subject of a popular movie.

As a Smithsonian affiliate, Kennesaw’s Southern Museum is full of historical information and interactive exhibits that will delight visitors of all ages.

The museum houses three permanent galleries:

  • Railroads: Lifelines of the Civil War
  • Glover Machine Works: Casting a New South
  • The Great Locomotive Chase
  • There are also traveling exhibits that change out periodically to refresh the experience for museum goers.

The General Emporium, the museum’s gift shop, offers many souvenirs and unique gifts and is open 7 days a week. Admission is not required to enter the gift shop.

What you Need to Know: 

  • Hours: Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm, Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
  • Ticket Prices: Adults $7.50, Senior Citizens (60+) $6.50, Children 4 – 12 $5.50, Children under 3 are FREE
  • Accessibility: The Museum is handicap accessible from the front side, not from the rear. Handicap parking is at the front of the museum.
  • Parking: Parking is free. There is parking at the museum (most of it is located behind the museum), across the street at the Depot lot and free parking is available around the city in lots designated by green parking banners. Be mindful that some spaces have 3 hour limits
  • Check our What’s Buzzing section or the museum’s website for special events throughout the year
  • Before and After Your Visit: Be sure to check out downtown Kennesaw’s various eateries and shops during your museum visit!

Address: 2829 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, GA  30144 (Get Directions)

Phone: 770-427-2117