• 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 »


There is a $190 nonrefundable application fee for permits. Permits are handled through the Chief Ranger's Office with final approval by the Superintendent. The permit holder must have written agreement with them during their activity.Permits will NOT be issued for weddings (or like functions) or for memorials (i.e. spreading of ashes); these activities are in direct violation of our enabling legislation thus are not permitted.

For additional information, contact the Superintendent at 770-427-4686 ext. 228 or via email.

Per 36CFR 2.35(a)(3)(f)(C):
In accordance with this clause, the following activities will require a special use permit:

  • Collecting of Research Specimens
  • Special Events:those which are allowed by each individual parks enabling legislation.
  • Sale or Distribution of Printed Material
  • Display or commercial notices or announcements
  • Business Operations
  • Commercial Photography or Filming
  • Any construction on Federal property
Special Use Permit Links
Special Use Permit Application Special Use Permit Regulations
Film/Photography Permit Application Film/Photography Permit Regulations


For organized running groups, such as school track and cross country teams, You will need to have approval before you are permitted to engage in organized activities at the Battlefield. Fill out the Special Use Permit Application for Running Groups and submit it for approval to the Chief Ranger.

Link: Special Use Permit Application for Running Groups

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.