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The Southern Museum

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karlawmcdonald By karlawmcdonald on
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In March of this year we went to Georgia and experienced quite a bit while there. One of our first stops, and probably one of my favorites was at The Southern Museum located at 2829 Cherokee Street, Keennesaw, Georgia.

This was a stop that we happened upon and it was amazing!

It allowed us to not only see but touch and hear history. We learned of The Great Locomotive Chase, which happened to be something our youngest son had been learning about at school the week before so he was really excited to get to learn even more.

We were able to see tools, clothing, weapons, money and machinery for that era, I absolutely got cold chills listening to songs being sung by slaves and seeing the conditions they were expected to live in, one part had actual photos of a slave being "lashed" and his skin was shredded and bloody, it brought me to tears during several parts of the tour. Which by the way was a self guided tour so you could take as long as you wanted to.

We were able to handle tools they used to work on the trains, and in one section there was a miniature train rolling over head.

They had a gift shop that was amazing and surprisingly enough was not expensive at all!

For two adults, one teen and an eight year old it was under $30.00 and I think that is a very good deal and it takes you back in time, definitely worth going to if you are even in the area.