The Civil War in Georgia Commemorating 150 years Civil War Georgia Sesquicentennial

Allatoona Pass Battlefield

Allatoona Pass Battlefield

Old Allatoona Rd, Cartersville, GA, 30120

One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War and the inspiration for the song "Hold the Fort," the Battle of Allatoona Pass was fought on October 5, 1864. Two original earthen forts and trench works remain, making it one of the most pristine battlefields in the nation. Monuments commemorate both armies. Hike trails with interpretive markers. Tour the site and walk through the pass that once divided sworn enemies and serves not only as a sentinel to history, but also as a symbol where both sides, who were once sworn enemies, now remember their rich history as one nation.

Open year-round from dawn to dusk. Parking is available. No admission charged.