Trip Planner:   USA  /  Georgia  /  Kennesaw  /  Historic Sites  /  Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw

(650+ reviews on the web)
Battlefield
The historical location of a major Civil War event, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park preserves the site of a battle fought between the Union and Confederate armies on June 18, 1864. Over 5,300 soldiers died during this battle, won against all odds by the vastly outnumbered Confederate forces. Designated as one of the country's historical districts in 1966, the park contains three major battlefield areas and a visitor center, where you’ll find a museum, theater, and information desk. Stop by the theater to watch short films about the battle, or walk some of the 27 km (17 mi) of interpretative hiking trails, which are lined with earthworks, cannon emplacements, and monuments dedicated to the soldiers who fought here. Add Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and other attractions to your Kennesaw trip itinerary using our Kennesaw family vacation planner.
Create a full Kennesaw itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kennesaw

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kennesaw by other users

5 days in San Francisco & Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Georgia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Kennesaw BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Atlanta & Kennesaw BY A USER FROM HONG KONG March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Kennesaw & Atlanta BY A USER FROM HONG KONG February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Dawsonville & Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in United States BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If you love history and love to hike then you will love this place. You can even drive to the top if you would rather not hike. Be sure to bring your camera. The views from the top are amazing!  more »
  • I have been to Kennesaw Mountain many times and have enjoyed something different each time. A slow drive to the top of the mountain offers you outstanding views of downtown Atlanat and Stone Mountain ...  more »
  • Lovely trails throughout this old Civil War Battle Site. Enjoyed the time walking easy paths on a beautiful spring day.  more »
Google
  • My mom and went hiking here for alone time and there are beautiful views. It is great exercise and you can see Atlanta from the top of the mountain. They have a small, but neat civil war museum with merchandise. Bathrooms are decent. Please visit this beautiful area to hike, have a picnic, see the museum, ride you bike, or play in the field.
  • My family and I moved to GA from Tn. in 1984. I missed the mountains at home then a co-worker asked if I'd like to walk the mountain, I asked, "what mountain? " she explained, we went and I just loved it! There's so many trails everywhere and they allow dogs! There's history in the Welcome Center too. If you love being outside, hiking, walking,walking your dog, this is where you need to be! 😊😀😁🐕🐕🐕👫👪
  • Kennesaw Mountain Park is my best choice for walking exercise. After a couple of times on the trails you might want to use the paved road. Cars are allowed to drive up to the lookout on week days only. The car park at the visitor's center is always full. Make a circle or two; cars are always coming and leaving. The paved road is a steady 1.4 miles uphill, which takes me 30 minutes of brisk walking. Great for cardiovascular benefits. I prefer to park at the base and walk up, making the return (downhill) journey much easier. With a total of 2.8 miles a day, three times a week, I feel super. Please be sure to enjoy the great views and the cooler temperature at 1,800 ft before heading down.
  • It's so beautiful here and there is something for everyone. If you're active then you can take a short hike up the mountain for an amazing view. If you just want to take it easy you can walk or run on the walkway or bring a blanket and have a picnic in one of the grassy areas. Parking at the welcome center is very limited but just down the street there are two lots.
  • Beautiful mountain, with plenty of hiking trails. It's a trendy place and I see a lot of locals come here to exercise or just enjoy the view. The museum is informative and has a wonderful gift shop. If visiting battlefields and learning about the Civil War is one of the things you are interested in, then I would put this on your go-to list!