Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw

4.6
#8 of 74 in Nature in Georgia
National Park Nature / Park
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 an itinerary including Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
726 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • This is an interesting battlefield to visit, but unlike a lot of other national park battlefields, this one has a lot of popular hiking trails, and the main paring is right next to the museum, so the ...  more »
  • Beautiful but busy place to exercise outdoors with the bonus of deer sightings being pretty common! My first visit, a doe and fawn were calmly nibbling on leaves just off the trail. Family and pet-fri...  more »
  • With two kids and an adult with arthritis, we decided to take the shuttle to the top of the mountain. There was no shelter at the top of the mountain and as soon as we were dropped off, we saw lighten...  more »
Google
  • Loved it!! Went with a coworker to get a nice hike in. Got a little of the history as well once I reached to the top since I myself am not a Georgia native. It was definitely a breath of fresh air since i love doing stuff like that and am a fan of nature by heart. Hopefully I will be trekking this lovely terrain with a camera and on my bike soon! will be my new terrain for riding. Will try out the other mountain terrains as well.
  • I had never been until a few weeks ago. I expected a rather small, unexceptional park, but I was very impressed! The small museum was interesting and educational. I enjoyed hiking up the trail as well. It's a nice path that I was able to run down with ease. Going up is not too bad as it is in the shade. Great experience! Hope to go back!
  • Loved my time up there. Nice challenging hike up the mountain and really cool to see some history along the way. Gorgeous sites seeing around the metro area. This area is so green. And despite it being quite hot and sunny that day it stayed cool most of the trek along the trail as trees surround you most of the way. Worth the trip up. Can't wait to go back to complete the hike from one side to the other and back
  • 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. -1 star however, because all the parking spots are usually taken.
  • Our entire family loves hiking here. The trails are well maintained and make for a great hike with fantastic views. The road to the top is also a good way to make the hike if you have children in strollers, as is often the case with us. It's long been a family favorite, and will continue to be for a long time.

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.

Where to stay in Kennesaw

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Kennesaw by other users

21 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Kennesaw & Chattanooga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Florida, Kennesaw & Dandridge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Brainerd & Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Brainerd & Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Kennesaw, Temecula & San Diego BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Kennesaw & Atlanta BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Pigeon Forge, Chattanooga & Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Kennesaw BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 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
View more plans