Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

  • 3370 Lafayette Road
  • Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
The oldest and largest of America's Civil War parks, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park (NMP), commemorates the 1863 battles for Chattanooga that marked a major turning point in the war. The NMP spans the borders of Georgia and Tennessee, with major units at Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Orchard Knob and Signal Point. The park is headquartered at Chickamauga Battlefield, where the fields and woods of northwest Georgia witnessed the last major Confederate victory of the Civil War. Moccasin Bend National Archeological District, the newest addition to the NMP in 2003, not only commemorates the Civil War but preserves over 12,000 years of human history and heritage.

The Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center includes extensive exhibits, the Fuller Gun Collection, an orientation film and fiber optic map, maps of hiking and biking routes, and information on how to experience the Civil War history offered at the park units.

Chickamauga Battlefield hours of operation: Open daily 6 a.m. - sunset (EST). Admission to the Chickamauga visitor center and battlefield is free. Visitor center hours of operation 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EST).
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April 1, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the chaotic fighting around Brock Field that led to confusion among the ranks.

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April 1, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the consequences of contact between explorers and the American Indian groups that lived in the present-day Chattanooga area.

April 15, 2017

Join a park ranger for a 3-5 mile hike of Chickamauga Battlefield.

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April 22, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn how soldiers of the mid-19th century made sense of the sounds, smells, tastes, and sights of battle.

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April 29, 2017

Learn about the role of artillery at the Battle of Chickamauga through programs featuring living historians firing a reproduction Civil War cannon.

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May 6, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the "Fighting McCooks" that participated in the Battle of Chickamauga.

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May 7, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the surprising diversity of wildflowers that call Orchard Knob home.

May 13, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the tensions that existed between the officers and enlisted men in a Confederate regiment at Chickamauga.

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May 20, 2017

Join a park ranger for a historical bike tour through Chickamauga Battlefield.

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May 27, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the Battle of Chickamauga from the perspective of a southern Unionist.

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May 27, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the role of artillery during the siege and Battles for Chattanooga with living historians firing a reproduction Civil War cannon.

June 3, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the role of artillery in the Battle of Chickamauga. These programs will feature Living Historians firing a reproduction Civil War cannon.

June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017

Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I by learning about the activities that took place at Chickamauga Battlefield in 1917.

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June 17, 2017

Join a park ranger for a historical bike tour of Chickamauga Battlefield.

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June 23, 2017

Join a park ranger for a historic canoe tour to learn more about the history associated with Lookout Mountain, Brown's Ferry, and Moccasin Bend. Reservations are required.

June 24, 2017 - June 25, 2017

Meet living historians as they share the experiences of the men in the 31st Iowa who voted in the October 1863 Iowa governor’s race just before fighting in Chattanooga.

July 1, 2017 - July 1, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the role of artillery during the fall of 1863 as Confederate artillery participated in the siege and Battles for Chattanooga. Programs will feature living historians firing a reproduction Civil War era cannon.

July 1, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about how some Confederates were inspired to take up arms by the fears wrought by the Nat Turner Rebellion in 1831.

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July 2, 2017

Join a park ranger for a 90-minute car caravan tour that will explore some individuals named for our country's founding fathers and an individual named after a political ideology. This program begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

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July 8, 2017

Join a park ranger and living historians for a special living history program and "meet" members of a chapter of Wide Awakes who later enlisted in the army and fought at Chickamauga.

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July 15, 2017

Join a park ranger for a historical bike tour of Chickamauga Battlefield.

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July 29, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the role of artillery at the Battle of Chickamauga. These programs feature living historians firing reproduction Civil War cannon.

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August 5, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about how ex-Confederates resisted Reconstruction around Chattanooga in the years following the Civil War.

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August 12, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about John Ross and the fight against Indian Removal.

August 19, 2017

Join a park ranger for a historical bike tour of Chickamauga Battlefield.

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August 25, 2017

Prior to his assault on Missionary Ridge, Union general William Tecumseh Sherman had to bridge the Tennessee River. Join a park ranger to follow the route his pontoon boats took in order to construct this bridge.

August 26, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the families who lived on Chickamauga Battlefield and how the battle affected their lives in the years afterward.

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September 2, 2017 - September 3, 2017

Meet living historians as they portray Confederate soldiers encamped on Lookout Mountain.

September 9, 2017

Some of the same men that fought at Vicksburg and at Chattanooga, yet they constructed very different fortifications at each location. Learn about how they constructed fortifications and the differences between them.

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017

Join park rangers and living historians for a full schedule of programs commemorating the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.

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September 16, 2017

Join a park ranger for a historical bike tour of Chickamauga Battlefield.

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October 28, 2017

Join a park ranger to learn about the Union operations employed by generals William B. Hazen and John B. Turchin to seize Brown's Ferry during the early morning hours of October 27, 1863.

November 4, 2017

Join a park ranger for a 3-5 mile hike on historic Lookout Mountain.

  • Location: Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitors Center
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November 11, 2017

Join a park ranger for a walking tour to explore the monuments located along Battleline Road.

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November 18, 2017 - November 19, 2017

Join park rangers for a variety of special programs to commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga.

November 25, 2017

Join a park ranger and learn about the stories of some of the Union soldiers laid to rest in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Photo: