On March 1, some fees will go up and some down at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History near downtown Kennesaw. (Courtesy of Kennesaw)

Southern Museum fees to change on March 1

Admission fees will increase for adults and senior citizens but decrease for active military with ID, university students with ID and children (ages 3 to 17) on March 1 at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History near downtown Kennesaw.

Also, rental fees will increase in certain categories at the museum, 2829 Cherokee St. NW, that is a Smithsonian Affiliations member.

For inclusion in its Master Fee Schedule, this approval was given 5-0 recently by the Kennesaw City Council.

Southern Museum fee changes will be:

  • Adult: $10, not $7.50.
  • Adult AAA: $9, not $6.60.
  • Senior (65+ and no longer 60+): $8, not $6.50.
  • Senior AAA (65+): $7, not $5.50.
  • Child/youth (ages 3 to 17), university student with ID, active military with ID: $5, not $5.50 for child (ages 4 to 12).
  • Child/youth AAA (3 to 17): $4, not $4.50 for child AAA (4 to 12).
  • Toddlers (ages 2 and under) with family: free.

There will be no more $6.50 military pass, which now is $5, and no family pass for $18 for up to two adults and four children.

Outside alcohol will be allowed in the museum if a Kennesaw police officer is present and paid $40 per hour.

For those renting the Southern Museum during or after hours, admission no longer will be included for up to 25 people with $5/person extra beyond that number.

The Southern Museum has adjusted other rental fees.

Rental changes include:

  • Optional $150 staff room set-up fee.
  • $100 damage deposit returnable if facility is left clean and not damaged.
  • $150 deposit.
  • $150/hour for two-hour minimum - not $100/hour.
  • Cobb Energy Gallery: $500 damage deposit with no access to museum exhibits or galleries.
  • Cobb Energy Gallery: $150/hour for two-hour minimum with $150 deposit - not $75/hour during operating hours.
  • Cobb Energy Gallery: $300/hour for two-hour minimum with $300 deposit - after operating hours to be open until midnight - no longer 10 p.m.
  • Full museum rental: $500 damage deposit.
  • Full museum rental: $350/hour for two-hour minimum with $350 deposit - after operating hours.
  • Museum classroom: $100 damage deposit.
  • Museum classroom: $150/hour for two-hour minimum with $150 deposit - after operating hours.

Information: SouthernMuseum.org

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