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Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield

In 1864 Kennesaw Mountain was the scene of a bloody Civil War battle when General Sherman led his Union forces against the entrenched Confederate forces at the site, resulting in the death of more than 67,000 soldiers.

The park consists of several thousand acres of protected land, covered with more than 17 miles (27km) of interpretive walking trails. The trails encompass historic earthworks and cannon placements, and notable markers and memorials have been provided to commemorate the event.

A small museum at the site displays Civil War artefacts, and a visitor's centre provides information about the battle on the site. This popular park is visited by more than a million people each year, many of whom come to picnic and enjoy the views afforded across Atlanta.

Website: www.nps.gov/kemo

Telephone: (770) 427 4686

Opening times: Daily 7:30am-5pm (opens 8:30am in winter).

Admission: Free, but on weekends there is a fare of $3 (adults) and $1.50 (children) to ride the shuttle bus to the top of the mountain.