Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield is a 2,888-acre National Battlefield that preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign. The battle was fought here from June 19, 1864, until July 2, 1864. Sherman's army consisted of 100,000 men, 254 guns and 35,000 horses. Johnston's army had 63,000 men and 187 guns. More than 67,000 soldiers were killed, wounded and captured during the Campaign.
The visitor center provides information about the battle. While walking the 17.3 miles of trails, you will see historic earthworks, cannon emplacements and various interpretive signs.
Kennesaw Mountain is 1,808 feet above sea level. It is approximately a 700-foot incline from the Visitor Center to the mountain's summit. The hike up is approximately 1.4 miles on the road and 1.2 mile up the trail.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield was authorized for protection by the War Department in 1917 and was transferred to the Department of the Interior as a unit of the National Park System in 1933.
We are a day use only park, open from dawn to dusk. Please refer to the hours posted on our gated lots before parking. Kennesaw Mountain road is closed every weekend and on holidays but we offer a shuttle bus that will provide transportation to the top of the mountain.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Monday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Thursday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Friday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Admission & Fees
Entrance Fee Free
Parking Fee Free
Weekend Shuttle - Adults 12 & Over $3
Weekend Shuttle - Children 5 and under Free
Weekend Shuttle - Children 6-11 $1.50
Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Free Admission
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
Free Centennial Kick Off Concert: US Army Band, The Volunteers
10/22/2015 - 10/22/2015
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is pleased to welcome The Volunteers, the United States Army's premier touring rock band, for a free concert on October 22, 2015, from 7-8:15 p.m. in celebration of the National Park Service's centennial anniversary. Please join us for the concert on the lawn outside of the visitors center, as the six talented musicians pay tribute to the National Park Service's 100 years of history, on the historic battlefield of Kennesaw Mountain.
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