Bluff Trail Closed on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Bluff Trail will be closed effective February 10, 2014, and will remain closed until further notice. The section of trail that is closed is south of the Cravens House trail and north of Sunset Rock.
Closures - Wilder Brigade Monument and Hwy 27 By-Pass Picnic Area
The interior of the Wilder Brigade Monument (Tour Stop #6) at Chickamauga Battlefield and the US Highway 27 Picnic Area will be closed from December 1, 2013, to March 15, 2014.
150th Anniversary of Chickamauga - A Walk Through Time: 1860-1864
Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213 x139
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a historic "walk through time" in Chickamauga Battlefield on September 14 and 15, 2013. Multiple programs will be offered at different locations throughout the park during this 150th anniversary commemoration, but the primary program will center on a timeline walk that will propel visitors through various living history stations. At these stations, participants will learn about occurrences in North Georgia between 1860 and 1864.
For those visitors interested, this is a FREE program, yet it is ticketed. All participants will need to acquire tickets through the park website. Tickets may be downloaded beginning July 14, 2013, by simply visiting the website, choosing the desired time you wish to attend, registering your name, and printing off your ticket. These 1 hour and 50 minute tours begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center each day at 9:00 a.m, with the final tour leaving at 3:30 p.m. You will need to have this ticket with you on the desired date and arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Unfortunately, tickets will be released to others for those who are late arrivals. Visitors will take a bus to the timeline, and it is important that departures and arrivals stay within their timed schedules. We look forward to seeing you in September!
Did You Know?
Arthur MacArthur, Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863. His son, Douglas MacArthur, was awarded the Medal of Honor during World War II.