The Mountain Road Will Be Closed May 13th and 14th.
The mountain road will be closed May 13th and 14th. Various patchwork will be occurring throughout the park during the month of May. Closures will not be necessary but some parking areas may be limited at times.
Lane Closures on Old Highway 41 (Barrett Parkway Project Construction)
Barrett Parkway Project will require lane closures on Old 41 Highway, east of Ernest Barrett Parkway (the Kennesaw Mountain side). Lane closures will occur February 9 - June 18, 2013, with peak traffic hours (6-9 am and 4-7 pm, weekdays) not affected.
Contact Information Regarding Lane Closures
Area traffic is encouraged to use other routes to avoid major delays. Contact Cobb County Department of Transportation for more information at 528-1653 or visit http://dot.cobbcountyga.gov/project-updates.htm More »
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.
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.
Did You Know?
The Napoleon 12-pound smoothbore cannon was probably the most effective cannon used in the Civil War. Named after Emperor Napolean III of France, it was used extensively by both the Union and Confederate forces. Soldiers liked its reliability and its sturdiness.