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Come commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Kennesaw Battlefield National Park picnic area
Kennesaw Battlefield National Park picnic area
Rhetta Akamatsu

Beginning this evening, Thursday, June 26, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield presents four days of activities for the entire family commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. While the battle itself was one of the bloodiest of the war, the planned activities will be both educational and enjoyable for children and adults alike.

The opening ceremonies will take place at 7:30 this evening, followed by an outdoor showing of the film, "One Last Mountain."

Friday through Sunday, there will living history demonstrations, battlefield tours and hikes, storytelling, and more. Friday evening, you can relax and enjoy music by the Claire Lynch Band, accompanied by Bobby Horton.

Saturday's activities will end with the rededication of the Illinois Monument and visitors will thrill to the lighting of 3,400 luminaries to honor the lives lost in the battle.

Sunday, events will continue until 5:00 pm when there will be a closing ceremony with music and speeches.

Events for children include storytelling and re-enactments especially planned for them, and the older children will enjoy the cannon firings!

From 9-5 Friday through Sunday at the Visitor's Center explore a medical tent, civilian encampment, children's civilian and military activity tent, and both Confederate and Union soldier encampments.

This is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the woods and fields of Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield and learn more about this vital part of Georgia history. Plan to come out and have fun!

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