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.
150th Anniversary of the Campaign for Chattanooga
Commemorative Events of the Battles for Chattanooga
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga, park rangers and living historians will provide activities throughout the Chattanooga area. Join Confederate troops atop Orchard Knob to learn about the men stationed in the expanse between Missionary Ridge and Chattanooga. Meet Union soldiers at Cravens House as they ascend Lookout Mountain, just as they did in 1863. Confederate artillerymen will be stationed at Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge to educate visitors about the importance of the ridge during the assault in November. Additional ranger-guided and living history programs will take place over the weekend inside Point Park atop Lookout Mountain.
Did You Know?
There were Six Civil War Union officers whose military record helped them to become President of the United States of America: Brig.-Gen., USV, Andrew Johnson, General Grant, Bvt. General Hayes, Maj.-Gen. Garfield, Bvt.-Gen. Harrison and Brevet Major McKinley.