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 »
145th Battle Anniversary Weekend
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is commemorating its 145th Battle Anniversary with many special events. They are as follows:
June 23rd: Guided History Walk at Cheatham Hill at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
June 24th and 25th: Guided History Walks at Cheatham Hill beginning at 6:30 p.m. The identity of the Unknown Soldier buried there has been a mystery for years. After much research, this soldier now has a name. This walk will detail how his identity was discovered and, most importantly, reveal his name.
June 26th: Special presentation by Dr. David Evans, “Unsung Heroes of the Civil War: Horses,” at 7:00 p.m. in the Visitor Center
June 26th-28th: Civil War Civilians exhibit at the Visitor Center, presented by PNJW Collection
June 27th: The 8th Georgia Regiment Band presents a Civil War band concert at 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Concert takes place in front of the Visitor Center; please bring blankets or chairs for your comfort.
June 27th Infantry: 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Artillery: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Cavalry: 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
June 28th Infantry: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
Artillery: 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.
Cavalry: 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
Infantry, Artillery, and Cavalry demonstrations will take place at the Visitor Center in the front field. Artillery and cavalry camps will be located across Kennesaw Mountain Drive from the Georgia Monument. The Ohio Infantry camp will be immediately behind the Visitor Center.
Camps are open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
All events are free and open to the public. Events are, however, subject to weather conditions and personnel availability. Please call 770-427-4686 x 0 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for further information.
Did You Know?
During the War Between the States, it is estimated that less than 20% of the battle casualties were caused by artillery. During the 2-week battle at Kennesaw Mountain, there were almost constant artillery duels. Little damage was actually done, except at close range with a canister.