Allatoona Pass Battlefield


Old Allatoona Rd.
Cartersville GA 30120


  • Admission Fee: $0.00

Hours of Operation

  • 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
  • Sunday : 9:00am - 5:00pm
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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.

Facility Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Parking on Site
  • Self-guided Tours
Special Tags
  • Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
General Information
  • Free Admission
  • Open Year 'Round
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