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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August 25, 2017

Free Entrance to Point Park Celebrating the National Park Service’s Birthday Friday, August 25, 2017 Fort Oglethorpe, GA: It is the National Park Service’s birthday, and we hope you will visit Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, to celebrate the...

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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August 26, 2017

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct a 90-minute car caravan tour in the Chickamauga Battlefield focusing on how the battle impacted the local population. Program participants should meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield...

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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: