Memorial Day Programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Dates: May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018
Recurrence: Recurring daily

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day with a series of special programs at Chickamauga Battlefield and at Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Saturday, May 26–Monday, May 28.

Saturday, May 26
At Chickamauga Battlefield, artillery programs will be conducted at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm and will take place at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. There will also be ranger-guided car caravan tours of the battlefield at 10am and 2pm. At Point Park, on Lookout Mountain, ranger-guided walking tours are scheduled for 11am, 2pm, and 4pm, and living history presentations will take place at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. At Cravens House, also on Lookout Mountain, a ranger will be available to lead guided tours of the historic home from 1pm to 5pm.

Sunday, May 27
There will be a ranger-guided car caravan tour at 10am, and at 2pm, there will be a ranger-guided car caravan tour entitled “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty,” highlighting Medal of Honor Recipients at Chickamauga. These tours begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. There will also be living history programs provided at Chickamauga Battlefield at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm. At Point Park, on Lookout Mountain, ranger-guided walking tours are scheduled for 11am, 2pm, and 4pm, and living history presentations will take place at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.

Monday, May 28
At Chickamauga Battlefield, there will be ranger-guided car caravan tours at 10am and 2pm. At Point Park, on Lookout Mountain, ranger-guided walking tours are scheduled for 11am, 2pm, and 4pm, and living history presentations will take place at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm.

All programs at Chickamauga Battlefield are free of charge. Admission to Point Park is $7 per adult, ages 16 and over. Ages 15 and under are free. There are no admission fees at Cravens House.

In May 1868, Union General John A. Logan, commander the Grand Army of the Republic, the largest organization of Union veterans, issued orders to the GAR to decorate the graves of their fallen comrades throughout the nation. This formalized a tradition that had begun earlier in communities throughout the nation. The holiday was known as Decoration Day, as served as a day to commemorate the Union soldiers who had given the last full measure of devotion during our nation’s Civil War. Over time, the holiday expanded to recognize all those who gave their lives in service to the nation throughout its history.

For more information about Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at (706) 866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at (423) 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.

Memorial Day Programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
  • Recurring daily