• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

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  • Increased Traffic Expected June 26, 2014 through June 29, 2014

    Local residents and commuters should expect increased traffic around Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in relation to the 150th Anniversary programming in the park. More »

  • Parking Lot Closures June 26, 2014 through June 29, 2014

    Several parking lots including the Visitor Center, the Mountain Top, and the Cheatham Hill parking lots will be closed to visitors June 26, 2014 through June 29, 2014. 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.

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?

Earthworks of Cheatham Hill, protected, preserved unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

Kennesaw Mountain was a physical barrier standing between a large Federal force and an important Confederate railroad and manufacturing center. The battle played an important role in a complicated national drama of bitter military combat and politics.