Past and present blend harmoniously in Kennesaw, a warm and friendly city 27,000 strong. Named one of Family Circle Magazine’s Top 10 Towns for Families in 2007, the city offers a small town ambience right on the doorstep of metropolitan Atlanta.
The city’s infamous past can best be experienced at the Smithsonian affiliated Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History located in the historic downtown district. The downtown area also features many specialty and antique shops and restaurants. There’s more history at the Smith-Gilbert Gardens which includes not only seven acres of exquisite gardens with over 3,000 plant species, but also a fully-restored 1840’s era plantation home. Kennesaw is also the home of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park run by the National Park Service.