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.

Outdoor Activities
  • On weekdays, you can take a drive to the top of the mountain, or on weekends a shuttle bus is available instead. If you drive to Cheatham Hill (the main battlefield) then to Kolb Farm, you can discover more of the deeper history of Kennesaw Mountain.
  • Picnic and play in designated areas and then enjoy a hike on some of the over 22 miles of 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.
  • The location of Kennesaw Mountain NBP at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Mountains and forest area make it an attractive habitat for birds, especially during spring and fall migrations. As prime natural migration habitat that is critical for neotropical bird migrants (e.g., vireos, warblers), the park was designated a globally Important Bird Area in 2000, the first area designated in the State. Come into the Visitor Center for a checklist of common birds and click here for more information on Kennesaw Mountain as a integral birding location.

Visitor Center Resources
  • View our 35 minute movie on the Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Kennesaw, titled "Kennesaw: One Last Mountain". The film plays at 15 minutes after the hour every hour. Please note that the film is not currently showing in the Visitor Center
  • Visit and browse in the park's book store, managed by America's National Parks. The park store has a wide range of books, posters, replica civil war items, and other things available for retail sale. Learn more here.
  • 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. There are also free tours of the museum every day at 1:00.
  • Enjoy our weekend Ranger talks starting at 10:30 am. Talks are between 20 and 30 minutes and cover a wide range of topics.
  • 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.


Last updated: March 25, 2021

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Mailing Address:

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr
Kennesaw, GA 30152


770-427-4686 x0

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