• 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 »

Download 150th Anniversary Programs

 
Download and print the Schedule of Events for the
150th Anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain


Thursday/Friday, June 26 & 27, 2014

The commemoration will begin Thursday evening with an opening ceremony at the park. On Friday visitors can experience living history demonstrations, battlefiled tours, and much more. Friday's programs will culminate with concert by The Claire Lynch Band, accompanied by Bobby Horton. Download Thursday/Friday's program.

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Visitors can explore the park and learn about soldier and civilian life during the Civil War, see living history demonstrations and go on battlefield hikes iwth National Park Service rangers and volunteers. Saturday's programs will culminate with the rededication of the Illinois Monument and the lighting of 3,400 luminaries in honor of the lives lost at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Download Saturday's program.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Programs will continue throughout Sunday at sites around the park. The 150th commemoration will culminate on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. with a closing ceremony featuring musical performances and special speakers, including the keynote program by Rebecca Burns. Download Sunday's program.

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Please keep in mind that the some times/activities are subject to change between now and June.

Did You Know?

On a beautiful fall day, the colors of the trees make the deadliest part of Kennesaw Mountain battle look serene.

In the spring and summer of 1864, some of the most important events to affect the outcome of the Civil War occurred in North Georgia. Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield commemorates these events, as well as preserving the battleground of Kennesaw Mountain. The Mountain's history precedes the Civil War.