Take part in the history of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. On Saturday, June 15, the park will host Infantry Demonstrations, an interpretive living history, throughout the day in front of the visitor center. GO!
“Infantry Demonstrations at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will provide visitors with a step-by-step description and demonstration of basic infantry tactics — how to load and fire the weapons, manual of arms, etc. — and culminate in a rifled musket firing,” said Park Ranger Amanda Corman.
Demonstrations last 30 minutes and are scheduled for 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
“This is a unique opportunity because it provides an up-close interaction of how soldiers lived and fought during the American Civil War. Unlike a reenactment (NPS does not conduct reenactments), visitors are able to actually see what steps a soldier took to load his weapon and other aspects of soldier life. It is a more intimate setting were visitors are encouraged to ask questions and engage with the volunteers,” Corman said.
The demonstrations are family-friendly events.
“Visitors will enjoy the program because they are able to interact with the volunteers as well as see a black powder firing of the rifled muskets,” Corman said.
The program is free and open to the public. Staff reserves the right to change or cancel events due to inclement weather, staffing issues or dangerous conditions. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is at 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw 30152. For more information, call 770-427-4686 ext. 0 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.