Photo courtesy of Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Jan 1 – Dec 31
DaysTime
Every Mon-Sat9:30am – 5pm
Every Sun11am – 6pm
Next: 11:00am on Dec 16
Adults$7.50
Seniors$6.50
Children (ages 4 to 12)$5.50
Children (3 and under)Free!
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Description

Experience the dramatic history of railroads and the War Between the States at the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History! A Smithsonian Affiliations member, the Museum provides visitors with a unique perspective into the strategic and economic use of railroads during and after the Civil War. The Museum is home to the General locomotive, made famous during the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, an impressive Civil War collection, and the Glover Machine Works, a restored early 20th century belt-driven locomotive assembly line. The Jolley Education Center offers numerous hands-on and interactive exhibits that are fun for the entire family, and the Cobb Energy Gallery features traveling exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, as well as other sources. The Southern Museum’s educational programs reinforce classroom learning by connecting historical information with actual artifacts.

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