IMG_0034Visit the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History website.

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, the Mommy & Me for young children, and a Homeschool Workshop Series. 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 Tuesday – Saturday from 9:30 AM – 5 PM.

For a schedule of events and programs at the Southern Museum, please call 770-427-2117 or visit


The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is located at 2829 Cherokee St.