• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

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Junior Ranger Day for Kids at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

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Date: March 25, 2008

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          

Art Contest Information

Art Contest Entry Form

Costume Contest Information

Did You Know?

The walk from the parking area to the main area of fighting at Cheatham Hill.

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.