Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Site of a crucial Civil War battle offers a modern visitor center and a number of hiking trails on its grounds.
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Kathie G
Chapel Hill, NC108 contributions
Great Views and Excellent Museum at the Visitor's Center!
Oct 2021
The park is very large and spread out. You need a car to get to the key Civil War points. The maps at the Visitor's Center are very helpful. The museum at the visitor's center is excellent! There is interesting information on how the Civil War effected the citizens in Atlanta, Marietta and the surrounding towns in the path of Sherman's March. I found this focus on the everyday people unique and compelling. The trails are plentiful and the views breathtaking on Kennesaw Mountain. I arrived at 9:00 am Saturday and the parking lot was filled to capacity. Many people use the trails on the weekends as a recreational outing. I was able to see Atlanta and Stone Mountain from the top of Kennesaw Mountain.
Written October 24, 2021
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JG85
Russellville, AL80 contributions
A must for Civil War buffs
Oct 2021 • Family
Excellent gift shop in the visitor center. Beautiful area. No real driving tour like most other battlefields. View from Kennesaw Mountain worth the visit.
Written October 15, 2021
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hvonderh
Indianapolis, IN378 contributions
Make time for this
Sep 2021 • Couples
Traveling from Atlanta to Blue Ridge, stopped here on a whim. Could easily spend the day, but 2 hours packs a strenuous hike up the mountain and time to soak in some history. Driving tour for the non-hikers.
Written September 27, 2021
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Tamara M
Atlanta, GA1,322 contributions
A beautiful day in nature
Sep 2021
My husband and I visited Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park for the first time and really enjoyed it. We went during the week and were able to park in the main parking lot. We went inside and spoke to the very helpful people that worked there. They told us that parking was $5 and we gladly paid that. We put our receipt in our windshield. We then walked around the visitor's center and the museum inside. We really enjoyed the museum and found it very informative. We then spoke to a gentleman about the walking trails and found a trail that worked well for us. The views were amazing and we loved all of the nature around us. We will definitely plan to visit again.
Written September 20, 2021
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waldentenn
Signal Mountain, TN759 contributions
Important place overrun with people
Aug 2021 • Solo
Overrun with exerciser sizers it has become a recreational rather than historic site. It’s hard to find parking at the visitor center and most tour stops.

Still if you are willing to deal with the mass of traffic and joggers, you can come away with a good understanding of this pivotal battle. The visitor center exhibits are excellent. The driving tour requires navigating crowded public roads rather than dedicated tour roads but is well marked. No ranger interpretation so you are on your own to understand what happened.

Frankly this is not the reflective kind of experience one often gets at a tragic place where so many Americans perished. The crowded city park atmosphere dominates. But I still recommend rolling up your sleeves and pushing through the chaos to visit this critical episode of Civil War history.
Written August 17, 2021
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84wing
North Carolina14 contributions
Hard To Imagine
Jul 2021 • Solo
Visited during a business visit to Atlanta. Visitor center staff and Rangers are helpful. Hiked 6 miles of the Kennesaw Mountain trail. A definite workout! The trail is challenging but worth it. I missed a portion of the battlefield due to time. Do yourself a favor and read up on this site and it’s importance before you go. It will help you better understand what you’re seeing.
Written July 17, 2021
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Kristin C
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States102 contributions
Full of history and beautiful hiking trails
Jun 2021 • Couples
Our aunt and uncle brought us here after I said how much I like historical things. Wow!! Such a beau Utica national park and full of history about this battle in the civil war. Make sure you go to visitor center and then follow the map to numerous sites. Cheatham hill offered my favorite spot with the most history. There are numerous places to hike and picnic as well.
Written June 27, 2021
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Judi C
12 contributions
Dont' miss the museum at the Visitor's Center
Jun 2021
This was a really interesting site right in the middle of Kennesaw. We started at the Visitor's Center - I would HIGHLY recommend the museum as it was laid-out very well and extremely informative as preparation for visiting the sites on the driving tour. My husband and I are not hikers but there are over 20 miles of trails for those who do hike.
Written June 15, 2021
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Dave W
Atlanta, GA235 contributions
Great Visitor Center & Great Hiking Trails
Apr 2021
This is a great park! Kennesaw Mountain park is primarily used as a fitness area with great set of trails divided into three sections (northern, central, and southern). You can pick up all three maps at the visitor center. Let's not forget the great visitor center. It has nice display of the civil war battle that took place here. Spoiler alert: Most of the battle took place at Kolb's Farm and Pigeon Hill which are part of the park, the mountain itself saw relatively little action during the battle. Most folks skip the visitor center but it is worth spending several hours there.

My group of seven strong hikers started our hike at the visitor center and went over Big Kennesaw and Little Kennesaw mountain to Burnt Hickory Road and back OVER the two mountains to the visitor center. That is slightly more than six miles, but the elevation got our heart rate up. Various markers along the trail indicate were confederate and union troops were during the battle. Lots of rocks and roots on the trails. Afterwards we went to close by Panera Bread for lunch. We usually hike here several times a quarter as it is so well maintained. The mountain road is closed to traffic on weekends and is hike-able, but we prefer the trails in the woods.

The main parking lot is small so we usually just park at the huge overflow lot and walk the short distance to the visitor center. Nominal charge for parking.

Definitely worth a trip for the history of this civil war battle, and worth a trip for a beautiful walk on the many trails here.
Written May 24, 2021
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CRSBerger
Marathon, FL147 contributions
Mountain Hike
Apr 2021 • Friends
The park is a great place to gather with friends and family. It is also a great place for those who like to hike. One of the few mountains in the immediate area, offering a variety of trails for different fitness levels.
Written April 21, 2021
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