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.
Junior Ranger Day for Kids at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
On Saturday, May 3, 2008, KennesawMountainNationalBattlefieldPark will host Junior Ranger Day activities from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All activities will take place at the battlefield’s VisitorCenter. Junior Ranger Day is a national event in conjunction with National Park Week that encourages youth to visit and learn at our nation’s federal park sites. Kids will have the chance to earn special, limited edition Junior Ranger badges and certificates after completing a junior ranger day worksheet. Other activities for the day include free face painting, Civil War-era games, a costume contest, art competition, and photos with Kenny, the Kennesaw Bison. Come out to win prizes and have a great time. The day is sure to be fun and, best of all, it’s free!
11: 00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free face painting from “The People Painters”
Parents take your kids’ picture with Kenny, the Kennesaw Bison
Preview art contest submissions
Costume contest sign-up (until 1:00)
12: 00 p.m. Hoop rolling contest
12:30 p.m. Art contest winners announced
Kids age five to seventeen are encouraged to illustrate the 1864 Battle of KennesawMountain through art! Be creative and put “paint to paper.”
1:00 p.m. Cup and Ball contest
Kids age five to seventeen can come dressed in their nineteenth century best! Maybe you would like to be your favorite Civil War hero for a day? Or is dressing in corsets your thing? Either way, come dressed as authentically as you can as a citizen of the 19th century!
1:30 p.m. Costume contest judging begins
Did You Know?
Did you know that a temporary truce was called at Cheatham Hill [aka The Dead Angle] by Col. William H. Martin of the 1st Arkansas Regiment so that the dead and injured could be removed. The battle resumed once the bodies were removed.