Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Things To Do

Take a hike, watch the wildlife, take a picture, watch a living history demonstration. So much to do and so much time to enjoy!

Bicycling Information

Bicycles are permitted on open, paved, roadways only. Interpretive hiking trails  are not available for bicycle travel. Bikes are subject to confiscation and the rider cited if found other than stated areas above.

The mountain road is open to bicycles Monday through Friday and closed weekends and major holidays. When it is open to motor vehicles, it is open to bicycles. The posted times are available at the front gate and at the entrance of the mountain road.

For your safety and the safety of other mountain road users:

  •  Adhere to the posted 25 mile per hour speed limit.
  • Bikes travel single file only.
  • Be courteous and share the road as others are expected to share with you.
  • DO NOT pass a motor vehicle
  • If under 16 years of age, a helmet is required. 
  • There are 2 pedestrian crosswalks on the mountain road, YIELD to pedestrians.
  • Obey all traffic laws 

Other than the mountain road and various parking areas, the main roads that travel through the Battlefield are heavily traveled roads. Use caution at all times!

There is a paved multi-use trail available 7 days a week at the entrance of the Battlefield which extends for approximately 1.4 miles. Bicycles may use this at any time.

Indoor Activities

View the park's 18-minute movie on the Atlanta Campaign and Battle of Kennesaw, which is also for sale in the park bookstore.

After getting acquainted with the park visit their much expanded museum that reopened in November of 2002. The museum is more than twice the size of the previous one and includes many artifacts which have never been on display before. Also included, on loan from a private individual, is a Henry repeating rifle which probably belonged to a soldier in the 66th Illinois Regiment which was at Kennesaw Mountain. In addition, two rare Georgia made weapons, a Cook and Brother carbine and a Rigdon and Ansley revolver, on loan from the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibits not only tell the military story, but also the civilian, medical and communication aspects of the Atlanta Campaign.

Kids can pick up a Junior Ranger book and get involved in what they're seeing at the Battlefield while parents browse the bookstore and take home a little of Kennesaw Mountain.

Nearby Attractions

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

National Park Service Areas:

  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area 15mi
  • Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site 24mi
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park 92mi
  • Ocmulgee National Monument 70mi
  • Andersonville National Historic Site 153mi
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument 270mi
  • Fort Frederica National Monument 330mi
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore 365mi
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site 150mi

Other Attractions:

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Outdoor Activities

Now you're ready............

What's next?

Please keep in mind that firearms, fireworks, fires made outside of the designated picnic areas in the grills provided and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

Dogs are welcome on the Battlefield grounds but they must be on a leash no more than 6ft in length and under the owners physical restraint at all times. Please be mindful of where dogs "stop". Please pick up anything they leave behind with mutt mits that are free and in dispensers in all parking areas.

We ask that you enjoy your visit, walk the beautiful grounds and if you happen to catch our wildlife in action, watch and enjoy, but please do not approach.

The Battlefield is NOT open for hunting. If you witness illegal hunting or hear gunshots, please call 911 immediately to alert law enforcement officers immediately.