• 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 »

150th Anniversary of Kennesaw Mountain

A Civil War cannon sits at the foot of Kennesaw Mountain

Historic cannon at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

NPS staff

Sesquicentennial Anniversary
of the Atlanta Campaign
and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
150 years ago, history was made at Kennesaw Mountain...
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will offer three days of commemorative programs, battlefield tours, and living history demonstrations at sites throughout the park on June 26-29, 2014.
June 27, 2014, marks 150 years since Union Major General William T. Sherman launched his frontal assault at Kennesaw Mountain against the Confederate Army of Tennessee, led by General Joseph E. Johnston. The battle was a tactical defeat for the Union army, and was General Sherman's last frontal assault of the Atlanta Campaign. Join the National Park Service, the Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club, and our partners as we commemorate this historic event.

Did You Know?

The park is rich in earthworks from the Civil War. To help preserve them we ask that people not climb or play on them.

Nearly twenty buildings, including dwellings, churches and mills existed within the present battlefield boundary in 1864. Only the Kolb house, which has been rehabilitated to represent its historic exterior appearance, survives.