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Contact: Kim Coons, 423-752-5213x139
Lookout Mountain, TN: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to join the millions of visitors, past and present, to Lookout Mountain and participate in programs about historical visits to Point Park on Saturday, August 20 beginning at 9 am and ending at 4 pm. The majority of these programs will be informal, with participants visiting living historians at their own pace. However, The Vacant Chair Studio will provide 1-hour, formal programs about Civil War photography at 9 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm. Also, at 11 am and 2 pm, visitors can meet a tour guide from the 1890s/1900s as he takes you on a vintage tour of the park. Although programs are free, entrance to Point Park is $5.00 per adult, ages 16 and older (children, ages 15 and younger, enter free).
Lookout Mountain, looming over Chattanooga, draws visitors from near and far on a yearly basis. However, those wishing to take in the scenic views from the mountain's summit have ascended the slopes far before there were paved roads or an Incline Railway. As far back as 1857, one could rent a room in the newly opened Lookout Mountain Hotel and take a quick stroll to the point of the mountain. Since then, the mountain has seen its fair share of tourists, including thousands of United States soldiers during the Civil War, the Spanish American War, and World War I, most having their photographs taken at Point Lookout. We hope you will join us as one of the millions of tourists who visit this historic mountain and are able to "Find Your Park," as they once did, in the process.For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, please contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/chch.