• Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    Kennesaw Mountain

    National Battlefield Park Georgia

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  • 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.

Things To Do

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park offers a wide range of activities. Explore the information below to learn more about what you can experience when you visit.

We regret that we are unable to regularly accommodate requests for ranger talks during your visit to the park. Ranger availability is dependent upon the number of staff, park events, and the volume of park visitation. We encourage you make your children's visit more meaningful by viewing the park film, touring the museum, participating in any events taking place, and reading the various waysides signs located throughout the park. You can enhance students' learning through: Jr. Ranger Book, Site Bulletins, Park History, and Civil War Trading Cards


Check the "Schedule of Events" page or come by and pick up a copy so you will always know what is going on here at Kennesaw Mountain NBP. Schedules are updated as information becomes available.

On weekdays, you can take a drive to the top of the mountain, on weekends a shuttle bus is available to the mountain top. If you drive to Cheatham Hill (the main battlefield) then to Kolb Farm you can discover more of the deeper history of Kennesaw Mountain. You can also picnic in designated areas and then enjoy a hike on some of the 18 miles of our maintained interpretive trails. Make sure to bring your binoculars to go birdwatching or your camera and capture a moment of the natural beauty and history of Kennesaw Mountain NBP. Visit our "Maps & Trails" page for more information to guide you through the park.

View our 18 minute movie on the Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Kennesaw, which is also for sale in our bookstore. After getting acquainted with us, visit our much expanded museum which reopened in November of 2002. The museum is more than twice the size of the previous one and includes many artifacts which have never been on display before. The exhibits not only tell the military story, but also the civilian, medical and communication aspects of the Atlanta Campaign. Kids can pick up a Junior Ranger book and get involved in what they're seeing at the Battlefield while parents browse the bookstore and take home a little of Kennesaw Mountain.


Did You Know?

The walk from the parking area to the Illinois Monument is approximately 200 yards.

Confederate armies were usually named for states or regions where they campaigned, while union armies were named after major rivers. Thus the Confederate Army of Tennessee opposed to the Union Army of the Tennessee.