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.
50th Anniversary Program of "I Have a Dream" at the New York Peace Monument
Contact: Cathleen Cook, 423-752-5213 x115
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I Have A Dream" speech at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28th at the New York Peace Monument in Point Park on Lookout Mountain. Park staff will be joined by the fourth grade class from Orchard Knob Elementary School in reading portions of the speech. Bells will ring-out at 3:00 p.m., joining a bell ringing ceremony that will take place across the Nation.
Lookout Mountain was one of eight places across the country that was specifically named in Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's historic speech. Special Events will also be conducted on August 28th at Martin Luther King Junior National Historic Site in Atlanta, Georgia and the National Mall in Washington D.C.
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.