Visit the oldest and largest Civil War battlefield park in the National Park system in Chattanooga. This park spans five major points of interest. It's also an archaeological site dating back Read more...
Visit the oldest and largest Civil War battlefield park in the National Park system in Chattanooga. This park spans five major points of interest. It's also an archaeological site dating back 12,000 years ago.
Confederates won a battle in Chickamauga, Georgia, in September 1863. The lands just north of Atlanta, near the Tennessee border, saved the city at that time. When the Union took control of Chattanooga, it served as a staging point for the invasion of the south.
Other sites include Lookout Mountain Battlefield is a promontory point that overlooks Chattanooga. When you make it to the top of Lookout Mountain, imagine yourself as a military scout with binoculars observing troop movements. Lookout Mountain has around 30 miles of wooded trails to walk. This site gives you gorgeous views of the city and river below you. Bring a picnic lunch with you.
Chickamauga has more than 50 miles of trails that put you in the shoes of the troops who fought in the battle. Chattanooga's battlefield site lies among the urban landscape of the modern city.
Moccasin Bend National Archeological District preserves a piece of Civil War history, but it also commemorates the Native Americans who once thrived here. This working archaeological site shows you the rich history of this area.