You will know a lot about railroads and its services once you pay a visit to the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. The very museum is also an excellent facility that illuminates American Civil War by exhibiting a good number of relics and artifacts that are related to the same. The museum is spacious, and it has multiple sections that successfully showcase The Great Locomotive Chase, The Merci Boxcar, archives containing diaries, official records and data, letters and much more. Both tourist and school groups are welcome here. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History offers different types of venue rental packages also which you can book to organize kids party, weddings and private events.
How to Reach Southern Museum Of Civil War And Locomotive History
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Southern Museum Of Civil War And Locomotive History Reviews & Ratings
It was a family friendly area, we really enjoyed being here. It’s a place where you can take your kids to teach some practical knowledge about trains and metals. It nearly takes 45 mins to 1 hr to go round the museum, and it’s worth taking your kids here.
We loved this museum! My 3 year old had so much fun seeing the trains, playing in the kids area, and doing the crafts. Definitely will return!
This is a great little museum! A must-see is you love trains. Very reasonably priced. There is A LOT to read (which makes the front portion a bit boring for the kids), but I thought it got more and more interesting the further in you went. There is a kids area for hands on play, as well as a scavenger hunt that keeps the kids observant throughout the museum. We spent about two hours exploring, and could have stayed longer, if we read everything (and watched the short movie that they have). It's also right in the middle of Kennesaw, with beautiful grounds. You can easily walk to nearby shops and restaurants. There is a public parking lot in the back. We went on a Monday, and nearly had the museum to ourselves. I'm sure we'll be back!
I love the way it's a very even handed view not a "good guy vs. bad guy" viewpoint... at first I was a little confused with the civil war & railroad museum idea, but, when you think about it, the railroad and the telegraph were the greatest methods to move forces/reinforcements and logistical supplies... this was fundamentally altered warfare forever. Moving personnel & logistics, and real-time battlefield intelligence is the key to winning war still today... of course with the addition of air superiority.
Very interesting and I learned a lot about the railroad and the civil war. Very, very informative. I would highly recommend for all ages to go and explore this mueseum. Have a good and learn. :)