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.
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?
Confederate armies were usually named for states or regions where they campaigned, while union armies were named after major rivers. Thus the Confederate Army of Tennessee opposed to the Union Army of the Tennessee.