• Cannons overlook the City of Chattanooga from atop Lookout Mountain

    Chickamauga & Chattanooga

    National Military Park GA,TN

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  • Temporary Trail Closures on Lookout Mountain (August 18, 2014)

    The park is advising the public that portions of the Lookout Mountain trails will be temporarily closed on Monday, August 18, 2014, from 7 am until 2 pm.In case of inclement weather, work will begin on Tuesday, August 19. More »

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Was the Battle of Lookout Mountain fought on top of the mountain?
A. While there were Confederate troops and artillery batteries on top of Lookout Mountain on November 24, 1863, the battle was fought on the mountain’s slopes, not on top.

Q. What do the acorns found on many Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park monuments represent?
A. The acorns are the symbol of George Henry Thomas’s 14th Army Corps that stood “like an oak tree” on Snodgrass Hill at the conclusion of the battle of Chickamauga.

Q. Why does the entrance to Point Park look like a castle?
A. The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers built the Point Park gate and adjoining wall. The entrance gate, which resembles that of a castle, was completed in 1905, and is the largest symbol of the Army Corps displayed anywhere in the world.

Q. How tall is the Wilder Brigade Monument?
A. In 1892 construction of the planned 105 feet tall Wilder Brigade Monument began. Economic hard times reduced funding support, and the design was changed to reduce the Monument’s height to 85 feet. The Wilder Brigade Monument was finally completed in 1899.

Did You Know?

Kelly House still standing on battlefield

More American soldiers died in training on the Chickamauga Battlefield during the Spanish American War than died during that four month long war.