• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

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  • Parking Lots and Mountain Road Closing Early

    On April 15, 16, and 17, 2014, the Visitor Center parking lot is closing at 5:30 and the mountain road is closing at 4 pm. Visitors are encouraged to use the overflow parking lot and the mountain trail to access the top of the mountain.


The NPS has adopted "From the Civil War to Civil Rights" as a theme of the 150th commemoration of the Civil War. In order to better understand the attitudes of the African American community towards the Civil War and to help us develop interpretive materials Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park partnered with Kennesaw State University's Center for the Study of the Civil War Ear to carry out a series of focus group meetings. This document is the report on our findings. The file is rather large and could take some time on a slower connection.

African-American Attitudes Towards the Civil War (7.1MB File Size)


The General Management Plan/Environmental Assessment for Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park evaluates a preferred management strategy for long term protection and visitor use of Kennesaw Mountain NBP.

The GMP was finalized in 1983, to view it you will need Adobe Reader.

Kennesaw Mountain NBP General Management Plan (1.1 MB File Size)

Due to an increase in the volume of traffic that frequents Kennesaw Mountain Drive at Kennesaw Mountain NBP, an assessment has been drafted proposing various alternatives to the current condition. You can download the assessment below, it requires Adobe Reader to view.

Kennesaw Mountain NBP Assessment of Management of Kennesaw Mountain Drive and Bus Shuttle Service (2.37 MB File Size)

Did You Know?

On a beautiful fall day, the colors of the trees make the deadliest part of Kennesaw Mountain battle look serene.

In the spring and summer of 1864, some of the most important events to affect the outcome of the Civil War occurred in North Georgia. Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield commemorates these events, as well as preserving the battleground of Kennesaw Mountain. The Mountain's history precedes the Civil War.