• Cannons overlook the City of Chattanooga from atop Lookout Mountain

    Chickamauga & Chattanooga

    National Military Park GA,TN

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Glenn Falls Trail closed on Lookout Mountain

    Glenn Falls Trail is closed on Lookout Mountain until further notice due to a recent mudslide. Please use caution when using Ochs Highway.

Chickamauga Battlefield Road Closures for Sesquicentennial

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
Date: August 14, 2013
Contact: Todd Roeder, 423-742-5213 x119

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park advises the public that LaFayette Road in Chickamauga Battlefield will be closed on September 14 and 15, 2013. The closure will be in effect due to special programs taking place across LaFayette Road as part of commemorative activities for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. Control of this road was vital to both Union and Confederate troops trying to take control of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in September 1863.     

The LaFayette Road closure will begin at 7:00 a.m. and will re-open at 7:00 p.m. on both days. Along with LaFayette Road, several secondary roads will be closed during the same time period. Those road closures include: Battleline Road, Poe Road, and a portion of Glenn-Kelly Road. If you are traveling north or south of Chickamauga Battlefield over the weekend, it is suggested that you use Highway 27 around the west side of the park.

Did You Know?

Lookout Mountain artillery

Captain Eli Lilly commanded a battery of artillery that saw heavy and successful action during the Battle of Chickamauga. Following the Civil War, Lilly, a pharmaceutical chemist, founded Eli Lilly and Company, a company which today is one of the largest in the world.