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Support Friends of Kennesaw Mountain NBP with a Smile

by mcangeli

Now you can support the Friends of KMNBP with a smile every time you shop on Amazon!

By shopping at Smile.amazon.com and selecting the Friends of KMNBP as your organization, every purchase you make on Amazon will benefit the National Battlefield Park and help to ensure its continued success.

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New Volunteer Opportunities

New Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of KMNBP currently has several openings for volunteer opportunities. These are excellent ways to give back to the Park and help the Friends of KMNBP grow.

Membership Director – Recruit volunteers to staff membership information tents at the park during busy periods. Recruit volunteers to canvas businesses near the park and solicit their membership. Make your own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com

Membership Information Specialist – Staff our information tents at the park during busy periods and provide information about becoming a member. Make you own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Business Canvasser – Stop into businesses near the park and provide them with information on how to become a member. Make your own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Social Media Director – Update our facebook and Instagram every few days to showcase events at the park and reasons why being a member of our Friends group will help us achieve more. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Board Member – Become a board member and help us make important decisions as we evolve and mature. Corporate level background is preferred. We meet face-to-face quarterly and conduct most business by email. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Writer – We are creating a guide to the hiking trails at Kennesaw and need a writer who loves history and hiking to help us. The guide will be sold on line and in the gift shop as a fund raiser. Make your own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com
Transcriber – We are looking for volunteers to help us transcribe audio tapes collected on our veteran’s oral history project. Make your own hours. Contact Scott at box2105@mindspring.com

For more information, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page or contact Scott MacKay

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Kennesaw Mountain NBP – New Vehicle Entrance Fee

by mcangeli

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 13TH, 2019:

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will begin implementation of a new per vehicle Entrance Fee Program to support safety, maintenance and visitor enjoyment throughout the Park.

Entrance fee options are:
– Daily Pass: $5
– Annual Pass: $40
-America the Beautiful (Interagency) Pass: $80
-Senior Lifetime Pass (for individuals over the age of 62): $80
-Military Pass: free for active duty
-Access Pass (Disability): free with verification

Payment will be accepted online or in person at the Visitor Center. The only accepted forms of payment will be credit or debit card. Online payments are preferred. This is an entrance fee, not a parking fee; parking is not guaranteed.

A state- level park pass will not cover fees at a National Park site, and vice- versa.

Since the park’s inception in 1935, there has been no fee associated with entering the park.  The park opened a public comment period from August 22 – October 10, 2017 for a two phase project:  1) implement a vehicle entrance fee program; 2) implement a 7-day per week shuttle service to the top of Kennesaw Mountain.  Phase 2 involves closing the mountain road to private vehicles, and would begin once sufficient revenue is generated to sustain a two-shuttle bus operation.  Safety is paramount to the closure of the mountain road.  A public meeting was held on September 12, 2017 regarding these two issues.  The new fee program was published on the Federal Register in August 2018 and was completed in February 2019. Public response was 85% in support of the fee program.

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