The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw, Georgia, is a must-see if you’re ever in the area. The museum’s collection tells the story of the people, places, and events during the Civil War, with a focus on the “Iron Horse”- the locomotive -and its historical significance. Famous locomotives, like The General and Texas, as well as an assortment of guns, flags, and uniforms, are all featured in the theater-style permanent exhibit hall. Information can be found here.
The museum is run by the Cobb County History and Culture Foundation, whose mission is to foster awareness and appreciation for the area’s history and culture. Established in 1995, the museum has grown to be a comprehensive center for learning about the Civil War and the impact the Iron Horse had on the conflict and its aftermath. The museum offers a wide range of educational programming, classes, and special events – including the popular staging of special performances of the famous re-telling of The Great Locomotive Chase. The Great Locomotive Chase, a thrilling railroad drama, is a highlight of visits to the museum; this 1800s story is a true tale of bravery, ingenuity, patriotism, and ingenuity. Through its outdoor theatrical production, the museum staff and volunteers bring an unforgettable re-telling of a pivotal moment in the Civil War. See here for information about Adams Park in Kennesaw, GA.