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Chickamauga Battlefield ~ Georgia ~ Near Chattanooga TN

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I am still finding that writing up the battlefields is just an emotional experience - and difficult to do. Thought they would be easy. We will definitely be adding more to ALL of our battlefield sites this fall and winter, the details that will make the reviews so special. When you are a passionate Civil War reenacting, living historian, there is a respect and care that simply NEEDS to go into them. So forgive the cursory approach we have taken with each!

Visit the first battlefield made into a National Military Park in 1890, when the movement to preserve battlefields, and commemorate their vital importance in American history began.

Did You Know?
Many years before the Civil War battle, the Cherokee Indians, after many battles, had named the stream "River of Death" or Chickamauga.

 

Did You Know?
Oddly enough, during the Spanish American War, more American soldiers died during training on the Chickamauga Battlefield than during all the fighting in Cuba and the Caribbean during that four month war in 1898.


National Military Park ENTRANCE FEES

Chickamauga Battlefield: No Entrance Fee

Craven's House on historic Lookout Mountain: No Fees Charged

OPERATING HOURS AND SEASONS

All units of the National Military Park are open between sunrise and sunset.

The Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center are open daily from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Both Visitor Centers are closed on Christmas Day.

The historic Cravens House on Lookout Mountain is open for tours during the summer. Contact the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786 for hours of operation.

Ranger
 

The summer season provides a wider variety of ranger led programs for the public throughout the park. A list of these programs will be posted on the Schedule of Events webpage when finalized.

The summer season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Directions to CHICKAMAUGA BATTLEFIELD

From Interstate 75: At Exit 350 take Battlefield Parkway (Georgia 2) west to Fort Oglethorpe. Turn left at the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Lafayette Road. Go one mile on Lafayette Road to the park entrance and visitor center.
From Interstate 24: At Exit 180 take U.S. Highway 27 south (Rossville Boulevard) to Fort Oglethorpe. At the intersection of Battlefield Parkway, continue straight through the intersection onto Lafayette Road to the park entrance one mile ahead.