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Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is a museum in Kennesaw that houses a collection of artifacts and relics from the American Civil War, as well as from railroads of the state of Georgia. The Archives house a significant collection of company records, engineering drawings, blueprints, glass plate negatives, photographs and correspondence from various American businesses. The museum also gives children and adults the possibility of seeing how the inside of a steam engine really looks like and how it used to function.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is the place in Kennesaw that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. It also contains the Kennesaw Mountains. The park holds three battlefield areas: in front of the visitor center, off Burnt Hickory Road, while the main site is located at Cheatham Hill. You will have the opportunity to see historic earthworks, cannon emplacements and various interpretive signs.
Smith Gilbert Gardens are located in Kennesaw and is made up of 16 acres with more than 3000 different varieties of plants, shrubs and trees. On the same property, there is also the Hiram Butler House, that was once home to a railroad man who was present at the Great Locomotive Chase, during the Civil War. The property includes 30 pieces of art from internationally known artists. It is worth visiting if you are in the surrounding area.