• Cannons overlook the City of Chattanooga from atop Lookout Mountain

    Chickamauga & Chattanooga

    National Military Park GA,TN

Guided Tours

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Park rangers lead visitors on a special hike during the 150th anniversary last September.

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SUMMER SCHEDULE 2014

Lookout Mountain Battlefield

The following is a series of programs and activities presented to enhance your experience at Lookout Mountain Battlefield. Please check the schedule below for times and locations.

Ranger-Guided Tours-(30 mins.) Walk through Point Park with a park ranger and learn about the desperate fighting that took place on the slopes of the mountain in 1863. This tour begins inside the Point Park entrance gate.
Program Times: Wed. – Sun. at 11 am & 1 pm

Cravens House Tour-(30 mins.) Join a park ranger as you explore the area where some of the harshest fighting took place on Lookout Mountain. The program begins on the Cravens House porch.
House Open: Sat. & Sun. 1 pm – 5 pm

Walker Painting and Artillery Talks-(15 mins.) Join a park ranger to learn about the impressive painting, "The Battle of Lookout Mountain" or discuss the numerous uses of artillery during the Campaign for Chattanooga.
Program Times: Thurs. – Sun. 10:15 am (artillery), 12:15 pm (Walker), 3:15 pm (artillery) & 4:15 pm (Walker)
Please inquire at the information desk about specific programs and locations.

ARTILLERY DEMONSTRATIONS
(Location - living history area inside Point Park)

Artillery Demonstrations-(30 mins.) Hear the roar and smell the smoke as a Civil War cannon is fired! Watch a cannon crew load and fire a reproduction nineteenth century artillery piece.
Dates: Sat. May 24; Fri. July 4; & Sat.: August 16
Please call Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423-821-7786 to inquire about specific artillery program times.

Chickamauga Battlefield

The following is a series of programs and activities presented to enhance your experience at Chickamauga Battlefield. Please check the schedule below for times and locations.

A Soldier's Life-(30-45 mins.) Meet a Confederate or a Union soldier at the visitor center to learn about the lives of soldiers engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga. This program will include a firing demonstration of a reproduction rifle.
Program Times: Fri. & Sat. 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm & 3:30pm

Ranger-Guided Hikes-(2 hrs.) Join a park ranger on a hike to the Union battleline (1mile round-trip) or to Snodgrass Hill (2 mile round-trip) to learn about the struggles at that took place at these sites. Hikes begin at the visitor center.
Program Time: Wed. – Sat. 10 am

Ranger-Guided Car Caravan Tours-(1hr. 45 min.) Follow a park ranger to different locations on the battlefield to learn about the occurrences here in 1863.
Program Times: Sun.-Tues. 10 am & 2 pm; Wed.-Sat. 2 pm

Fuller Gun Collection and Artillery Talks-(15 mins.) Join a park ranger to learn about the Fuller Gun Collection or discuss the numerous uses of artillery during the Battle of Chickamauga.
Program Times: Wed.-Sat. 10:15 am (artillery), 12:15 pm (Fuller), 3:15 pm (artillery) & 4:15 pm (Fuller)
Please inquire at the information desk about specific programs and locations.

ARTILLERY DEMONSTRATIONS
(Location – living history area adjacent to visitor center)

(30 mins.) Hear the roar and smell the smoke as a Civil War cannon is fired! Watch a cannon crew load and fire a reproduction nineteenth century artillery piece. Dates: Sat.: June 14; Sat.: July 26; & Sun.: August 31
Please call Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241 to inquire about specific program times.

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**Please note that all programs are subject to change.**
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Did You Know?

Cannon on display at visitor center

Chattanooga, a city with a population today of 171,279 people, had a population of 2,500 at the time of the Civil War.