Historic High Country / Cartersville

Allatoona Pass Battlefield

Old Allatoona Rd.
Cartersville, GA 30120


One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War and the inspiration for the song "Hold the Fort," the Battle of Allatoona Pass was fought on October 5, 1864. Two original earthen forts and trench works remain, making it one of the most pristine battlefields in the nation. Monuments commemorate both armies. The forts and most of the outer works are on US Corps of Engineers property, and is now maintained by Red Top Mountain State Park. The park is easily accessible all year round and can easily be viewed in one day. Tour the site and walk through the pass that once divided sworn enemies and serves not only as a sentinel to history, but also as a symbol where both sides, who were once sworn enemies, now remember their rich history as one nation.

Open year-round from dawn to dusk. Parking is available. No admission charged.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Parking on Site

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Free Admission

    Open Year 'Round

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages