The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, home of the famous General locomotive, offers an array of programs and activities. A Smithsonian Institution affiliate, the Museum offers a wide range of exhibits, including a glimpse into the daily lives of soldiers during the Civil War, a reproduction of a turn-of-the-century locomotive factory, Georgia’s Merci Boxcar, and an exciting depiction of the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase. The Jolley Education Center features hands-on interactive exhibits. Regular programs include interpretive tours and the weekly Mommy & Me Series for young children (Thursdays, 10 & 11:30 am). A Railroad Education Center Library and Archives offers full archival services for researchers. Discounted group tours, traveling exhibits, and special seasonal events are also offered. The Museum is open Monday – Saturday from 9:30 am – 5 pm and Sunday from 11 am-6 pm.
For a schedule of events and programs at the Southern Museum, please call 770-427-2117 or visit www.southernmuseum.org.The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is located at 2829 Cherokee St.