Field Trips

Field trips enhance classroom learning and broadened the learning experience for students. Educators can choose between self or ranger guided field trip options for their visit that cover a variety of Civil War or environmental topics.

  • If you would like a formal educational program for your students but cannot visit on ranger-guided days or prefer to lead your students on your own, please peruse the Self-Guided programs.
  • If you would like to have a park ranger lead your field trip, please view the Guided programs list of grade-appropriate options.
What You Need To Know:
- Self-Guided programs are available Monday-Friday during the regular school year
(we follow the Cobb County School calendar).

- Guided programs are available Monday - Wednesday during the regular school year.

- All field trip programs are available in the morning. Because of staffing issues, we ask
that you schedule your trips for the morning. Visitor Center opens at 9 am.

- Before selecting a date for your trip, please visit our calendar to see if the date you would prefer is
available here.

We politely ask that if you decide to make changes to your confirmed scheduled field trip's plans that you do so before your arrive for your trip. It is inconvenient to have staff prepare for your program, guided or self-guided, only to have you choose not to participate in it upon your arrival.

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  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    "A Kid's Life in Atlanta: 1864" (Guided Program)

    Carrie Berry as a young girl

    Everyone knows life was difficult for soldiers during the Civil War, but what about children? Through the words of a 10-year old child, students will understand the difficulties and challenges of growing up in a war-torn city.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Family Life, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies, Women's History
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Standard: Fifth grade - SS5H1(c), SS5H1(e)
    Keywords:
    children, Civil War, Atlanta Campaign, Atlanta, Georgia, Carrie Berry, civilian life
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    "I Am a Civil War Soldier" (Self-Guided Program)

    Living history musicians

    Using the words and sentiments of actual soldiers who fought in the Atlanta Campaign, students are able to take a self-guided tour of the Battlefield's museum.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Language Arts, Military and Wartime History, Reading, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Common Core Standards for Language Arts (5th grade):
      ELACC5RL1
      ELACC5RI1
      ELACC5RI1
      ELACC5SL5
    Georgia Education Standards:
      SS5H1(c)(e)
      SS8H6(b)
      SSUSH9(d)
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    All About Artillery (Self-Guided Program)

    Cannons at Cheatham Hill

    "All About Artillery" teaches students about cannons and their importance to the Atlanta Campaign. In this program students will learn the parts of a cannon and just why the cannons of the Atlanta Campaign were some of the most technologically advanced weapons of their time.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Performance Standards for Social Studies - SS5H1 (c)(e), SS8H6 (b), SSUSH9 (d)

    Common Core Standard for Language Arts (fifth grade) - ELACC5RL1; ELACC5RI1; ELACC5RI3; ELACC5SL5
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Cheatham Hill Battlefield Scavenger Hunt (Self-Guided Program)

    Illinois Monument at Cheatham Hill

    The scavenger hunt encourages students to explore the Cheatham Hill Battlefield area of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, using waysides to understand the major assault of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.

    Cheatham Hill is the site of the main assault of the Union army, lead by General William T. Sherman. The Confederate army, with the help of slave labor, built over ten miles of earthen trenches, the remnant of which can still be seen today.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Language Arts, Military and Wartime History, Reading, Social Studies
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Performance Standards:
      SS5H1(c)(e) - 5th grade
      SS8H6(b) - 8th grade
      SSUSH9(d) - 9th grade
     
    Common Core:
      ELACC5RI10 - 5th grade
      ELACC7RI1 - 7th grade
      L6-8RH3, L6-8RH4, LITCC6-8RHSS10 - 6th - 8th grade
     
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Life of a Civil War Soldier (Guided Program)

    What was life like for the average Civil War soldier? It wasn't easy or pretty, that much is certain. Plagued by discomfort, questionable hygiene practices, and truly unappetizing menu items, Northern and Southern soldier alike had to deal with a lot. A period dressed interpreter explains the challenges and experiences of daily life in camp.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Military and Wartime History, Social Studies
    Keywords:
    Military, history, soldiers, Civil War, life, camp, encampment
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Tour the Museum On Your Own (Self-Guided)

    A peek into the Battlefield museum.

    The Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park museum houses a number of original Civil War-era artifacts, most of which can be connected to a soldier who fought in the Atlanta Campaign.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Third Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, History, Leadership, Medicine, Military and Wartime History, Museum Studies, Reading, Slavery, Social Studies, U.S. Presidents
    National/State Standards:
    Georgia Performance Standards: SS5H1(c)(e) - 5th grade SS8H6(b) - 8th grade SSUSH9(d) - 9th grade Common Core: ELACC5RI10 - 5th grade ELACC7RI1 - 7th grade L6-8RH3, L6-8RH4, LITCC6-8RHSS10 - 6th - 8th grade
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    TREE Teacher Backpacks (Self-Guided Program)

    Dirty Hands

    Teacher-led environmental education backpacks with activities and worksheets for use on the Battlefield's environmental trail.

    Type:
    Field Trip Program
    Grade level:
    Pre-Kindergarten-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Civil War, Education, Environment, History, Language Arts
    Keywords:
    environment, outdoors, activity, nature