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