The Southern Museum, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a premier metro Atlanta museum, featuring exhibits on Civil War and locomotive history. The Southern Museum is home to the General locomotive, stolen during the Civil War's Great Locomotive Chase; a reproduction of the locomotive assembly line from the Glover Machine Works; weapons, uniforms and every day items of Civil War soldiers; and the Jolley Education Center that features train history, hands-on activities for.. children and Georgia's French Gratitude Train.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
My oldest son never seems to get tired of this place. I feel like we've watched the Great Locomotive Chase with Fess Parker at least 100 times (maybe a bit of an exaggeration). There always seems to be something new to learn about local history. Great place, great value.
Posted: 11/20/2011 • Link to this review
I visited this museum on a whim during a trip to Atlanta in December 2009. We saw the sign on the freeway, so we pulled off and found the Museum easily. We were there right as it opened for the day. The Exhibits are amazing, and full of interesting items and artifacts from the civil war. Loved seeing the "Great Train Chase" movie, and then viewing the General!! I have reccommended this museum to friends traveling to Atlanta.
Posted: 4/23/2010 • Link to this review
Just an unbelievable amount of history and artifacts. A great exibition on Andrews Raid (also known as the Great Locomotive Chase and probably the most famous railroad event of the Civil War). Best of all, it's cheap to get in.
Posted: 8/20/2008 • Link to this review
The trains were the best! I love thinking about how people lived and felt at that time. I also enjoy learning about the wars in general, even though I hope they end up forever pretty soon. The museum is a nice place for the whole family to learn together.
Posted: 8/10/2008 • Link to this review