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July 21, 2016
Widland Fire on Lookout Mountain Update
On Monday, July 11, a wildland fire was reported on the western slope of Lookout Mountain within the boundaries of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, southwest of Covenant College. As of Wednesday, July 20 the 20.38 acre fire was reported as being 100% contained.

July 14, 2016
Wildland Fire on Lookout Mountain
On Monday, July 11, a wildland fire was reported on the western slope of Lookout Mountain within the boundaries of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, southwest of Covenant College.

July 05, 2016
Carpetbaggers Wanted! Reconstruction in Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a series of special, 30 minute programs on Saturday, July 16 and on Sunday, July 17 at Cravens House, a structure dating to the Reconstruction period, on Lookout Mountain. These programs will explore how white Chattanoogans, Freedmen, and northern emigrants rebuilt the scenic city during Reconstruction.

June 17, 2016
In the Rear, With the Gear: Supplying an Army for Battle
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special program at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, July 9, 2016, exploring the role of civilians, quartermasters, and other support staff in preparing the armies to fight at Chickamauga.

June 17, 2016
Company Aytch at Chickamauga: A Walk with Sam Watkins
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special .5 mile walking tour to discuss Sam Watkins' memoir, Company Aytch, on Saturday, July 2 at 2 pm.This 1-hour program will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and will highlight some of Watkins' tales upon the very ground where they unfolded.

June 10, 2016
A Call to Arms: Civil War Day Camp - 2016
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites children in grades 4 – 8 to participate in the park’s sixth annual summer day camp, entitled A Call to Arms: Civil War Day Camp.

June 09, 2016
National Military Park Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment is open for public review
The National Park Service is revising the Fire Management Plan for Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, located in Georgia and Tennessee. Park staff is considering the use of prescribed fire as a possible tool to maintain cultural landscapes, to reduce fuel loads, and to help manage invasive, exotic plants.

June 03, 2016
Find Your Park - Signal to the Next Generation: Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to find their park during a special event celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. Visitors are encouraged to learn about Civil War signaling, participate in hikes with park rangers, and learn about the history associated with Signal Point. These programs take place atop Signal Mountain on Saturday, June 18 between 9 am and 4 pm in Signal Point.

May 26, 2016
Find Your Park—Climb, Bike, Hike Lookout Mountain Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga, invites the public to find their park during a special event celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. Come rock climb, hike, and mountain bike the slopes of Lookout Mountain on Saturday, June 11 between 9 am and 4 pm at Cravens House.

May 25, 2016
General William Starke Rosecrans Panel Discussion and Battlefield Tour
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special panel discussion and battlefield tour about the commander of the United States Army of the Cumberland, Major General William Starke Rosecrans on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Presenting their views about the leadership of General Rosecrans will be three prominent Rosecrans scholars: David G. Moore, Dr. Frank Varney, and David A. Powell. The 1-hour panel begins at 11 am while a special 45-minute car caravan tour about General Rosecrans begins at 1 pm. Both programs start inside Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

May 24, 2016
Meet Author Dr. Andrew S. Bledsoe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
In partnership with the National Park Service, Eastern National would like to invite you to meet author Dr. Andrew S. Bledsoe on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 10 am until 4 pm. Dr.

May 19, 2016
Memorial Day Programs 2016
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a variety of special programs during Memorial Day weekend.

May 10, 2016
Chattanooga's John Brown: His Life and Legacy
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free program exploring the life of John Brown on Saturday, May 21, at 2 pm along the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trail on Moccasin Bend.

May 04, 2016
“I Have Heard That Yell Before” - Some of Chickamauga’s Confederate Commanders during Reconstruction
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special 2 hour car caravan tour of Chickamauga Battlefield focusing on the post war activities of several of the battle's Confederate commanders. This tour begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 2 pm on Saturday, May 14.

April 22, 2016
National Park Service and Outdoor Foundation Select Glass House Collective as 2016 Challenge Cost Share Program Recipient
Glass House Collective received $25,000 to support its work to engage the local East Chattanooga community.Planning is underway to establish the Glass Street Connector trail between the community and Sherman Reservation, a unit of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park located on Missionary Ridge.

April 20, 2016
“Your Old Father Abe Lincoln is Dead and Damned!” - The Memphis Riots of 1866
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, invites the public to participate in a free, 45 minute program at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 East Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37403, on Saturday, April 30 at 11 am.

April 12, 2016
National Park Family Vacations – 100 Years of Visiting Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special program celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial by exploring how people have visited the park over the last 100 years.

April 08, 2016
Entrance Fee Waived at Point Park for National Park Week
To encourage all Americans to visit their national parks, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will waive the entrance fee to enter Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, during National Park Week, from Saturday, April 16 through Sunday, April 24, 2016.

March 31, 2016
Repair Work to Begin on Chickamauga Battlefield Footbridge
The National Park Service is advising the beginning of repair work on a footbridge located on a .73 mile section of the Yellow Trail in the northeast corner of Chickamauga Battlefield.

March 18, 2016
Meet Author Terry R. Tuley at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Terry Tuley Saturday, March 26, 2016 inside the Visitor Center at Chickamauga Battlefield. Tuley will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. to sign his book Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the Civil War.

March 18, 2016
Volunteer for Civil War Trust Park Day 2016
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park joins the Civil War Trust in inviting the public to participate in the annual Park Day on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

March 18, 2016
"This is Our War Too"
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, invites the public to participate in a 90 minute historical hike at Chickamauga Battlefield, on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 2 pm. This program will explore the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and its relationship to Chickamauga Battlefield.

March 02, 2016
A World Turned Upside Down: The United States Colored Troops and Camp Contraband in Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, invites the public to participate in a free, one hour program at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. This program will explore the role of the United States Colored Troops in securing Chattanooga during the Civil War and the African American community that emerged out of Camp Contraband.

February 24, 2016
Andrew Jackson: American Hero or Scoundrel?
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free one hour, ranger-guided program on Saturday, March 5 at 2 pm. This program will discuss President Andrew Jackson and how he can be viewed not only as an American hero, but perhaps also as a scoundrel.

February 22, 2016
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Receives 2016 Active Trails Grant from the National Park Foundation
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is one of 25 national parks selected to receive a 2016 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks. This grant will be used to encourage first-time visitors to "Find their Park" in their own backyard.

February 17, 2016
For Justice and Equality: A Chickamauga Veteran's Crusade
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, invites the public to participate in a free, one hour program at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 East Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403, on Saturday, February 27 at 2 pm.

February 09, 2016
“Gateway to Freedom” Exhibit Opens at Bessie Smith Cultural Center
In partnership with the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and the Mary Walker Historical and Education Foundation, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to view “Gateway to Freedom,” an exhibit focusing on African American involvement in the Civil War.

February 08, 2016
The Deerskin Trade: The Role of the Tennessee River and Regional Impacts
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 1-hour program at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, February 20 at 2 pm that will focus on the deerskin trade in the Chattanooga area.

February 05, 2016
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has $49.4 million in deferred Maintenance – part of the 11.9 billion deferred maintenance backlog across the National Park System.
The National Park Service (NPS) this week released its Fiscal Year 2015 deferred maintenance statistics for national parks. The $11.9 billion nationwide total was up from the $11.49 billion reported at the end of FY2014. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Parkalso has a backlog of deferred maintenance projects which totals $49,490,189.

February 04, 2016
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Friends of the Park Announce Find Your Park Signage Project Funding provided through the NPS Centennial Challenge Program
The National Park Service has announced $15 million in support of 69 projects in 63 parks, including $24,500 at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park with matching funds of $49,200 from the Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP.

January 27, 2016
To My Dear Wife: John Davenport's Civil War
This living history program, including a short hike up Snodgrass Hill, will last approximately 45 minutes and will take place multiple times during the day, beginning at 10 am, noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm at Snodgrass Hill (Tour Stop 8).

January 25, 2016
John Donelson’s Harrowing Expedition Around Moccasin Bend
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a 45-minute talk at Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District on Saturday, February 6 at 2 pm.

January 22, 2016
Down a Dark Road: The Antebellum Slave Trade in Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a90-minute, 1.2 mile walking tour focusing on the antebellum slave trade in Chattanooga on Saturday, January 30 at 2 pm along the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trace on Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. Look for and follow the “Special Program” signs beginning on Manufacturers Road, west of US 27.

January 12, 2016
Free Entrance to Point Park For Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 18
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to enter Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain, Monday, January 18, 2016.

January 12, 2016
National Military Park to Update Fire Management Plan
The National Park Service is proposing to revise the Fire Management Plan for Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, located in Georgia and Tennessee.

January 05, 2016
Winter Vistas: To the Sound of the Guns
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a 2-hour, ½ mile driving and hiking tour of Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, January 16 at 2 pm. This tour begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Participants will car caravan, then hike to the various program locations.

December 17, 2015
Winter Vistas: Horseshoe Ridge
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special 90-minute, mile and a half walking tour of Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at 2 pm. Participants will meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and caravan to the Snodgrass Cabin (Tour Stop 8), where they will walk to various points on Horseshoe Ridge.

December 09, 2015
The Death Blow is Final: The 13th Amendment is Validated
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free, one hour program at Bethlehem-Wiley United Methodist Church, 500 Lookout Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403, on Saturday, December 19 at 2 pm.This program will explore the final steps in validating the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

November 16, 2015
Cravens House Christmas Program 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a Christmas Open House at the Cravens House located on Lookout Mountain. The Cravens House will be decorated in a manner very similar to the Civil War era. This special holiday event will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5.

November 13, 2015
Meet Author Dr. Aaron Astor at Point Park
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Dr. Aaron Astor, Saturday, November 21, 2015 during the commemoration of the Battles for Chattanooga. Dr. Astor will be available at the Point Park Visitor Center to sign his book, “The Civil War Along Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau” from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. with a special presentation at 1:00 p.m.

November 05, 2015
Through the Gateway: The Rebirth of Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a series of special programs at Lookout Mountain Battlefield and throughout Chattanooga the weekend of November 21-22, 2015, in commemoration of the 152nd anniversary of Battles for Chattanooga.

October 21, 2015
Union Rebels in Lookout Valley
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided car caravan tour on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at 2 pm in association with the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Wauhatchie.This 90-minute tour will begin at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center parking lot at 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, TN 37419.

September 30, 2015
Moccasin Bend: The Key to Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a series of special programs at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District and at Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11. The weekend’s programs will focus on the 152nd anniversary of Chattanooga’s besiegement.

September 24, 2015
The National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on Amended General Management Plan for Moccasin Bend National Archeological District
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Brad Bennett announces that a general management planning effort focused on Moccasin Bend Archeological District is now underway.

September 18, 2015
Park to Host Volunteer Project and Waive Entrance Fees for National Public Lands Day 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to host a volunteer project on Lookout Mountain and to announce the waiver of entrance fees to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, on National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 26, 2015.

September 14, 2015
Civil War Brown’s Ferry Walking Tour
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free program on Sunday, October 25, at 3:30 pm along the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road Trail on Moccasin Bend.

September 03, 2015
Meet Authors David Powell, Frank Varney and Matt Spruill at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet authors Dave Powell, Frank Varney, and Matt Spruill during the 152nd Commemoration of the Battle of Chickamauga September 18 –20, 2015, beginning at 10 am daily.

September 03, 2015
The Trail of Tears and the Road to Civil War
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special hike at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, September 12, at 2 pm. Participants should take the Manufacturer's Road exit off Highway 27 and drive west, following the "Special Event" signs to the Brown's Ferry Federal Road trailhead off Moccasin Bend Road.

September 01, 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid in Park Initiative
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites all 4th grade students to visit the park for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting Tuesday, September 1, 4th grade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.

August 28, 2015
The Road Home: The 152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a series of special programs commemorating the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga from Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20.

August 18, 2015
Meet Author David G. Moore
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author David G. Moore on Saturday,August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 2015, inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. Moore will be available to sign his book, "William S. Rosecrans and the Union Victory" beginning at 10 am. At 1 pm, Moore will provide a special presentation focusing on Rosecrans’ actions at the Battle of Chickamauga as well as events before and after the battle.

August 18, 2015
Find Your Park: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Celebrates 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015. Experience the majestic views from Chattanooga’s surrounding landscapes found in our nation’s first national military park.

August 10, 2015
Found Your Park: The 125th Anniversary of the Establishment of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a series of programs at Point Park and at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, August 22, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the park’s establishment.

August 10, 2015
Meet Author Brian Steele Wills
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Brian Steele Wills, inside the Visitor Center at Chickamauga Battlefield Saturday August 15, 2015. Wills will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. to sign his books, George Henry Thomas: As True As Steel and The Confederacy’s Greatest Cavalryman: Nathan Bedford Forrest with a special presentation at 1:00 p.m.

July 30, 2015
Historic Lookout Creek Canoe Tour - August 13
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park would like to invite the public to participate in a FREE, two hour, family friendly canoe tour with a ranger on Thursday, August 13, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

July 23, 2015
Battling For Memory
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special two-hour walking tour on Saturday, August 1 at 10 am, at Sherman Reservation on the Missionary Ridge Battlefield.

July 14, 2015
Meet Author Lawrence K. Peterson
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Lawrence K. Peterson Saturday, July 25, 2015 inside the Visitor Center at Chickamauga Battlefield.

July 06, 2015
A Call to Arms: Civil War Day Camp – 2015, Registration Extended
The registration deadline for the park's annual summer day camp has been extended.

June 29, 2015
Meet Author Robert D. Jenkins, Sr. at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park on Sunday, July 5, 2015
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Robert D. Jenkins, Sr. Sunday, July 5th , inside the Visitor Center at Chickamauga Battlefield.

June 22, 2015
Independence Day Programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will offer a full schedule of public programs at Lookout Mountain and at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

June 19, 2015
Lafayette Road Resurfacing Project Complete
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce that the Lafayette Road resurfacing project has been completed and Lafayette Road will open for normal operations beginning Friday, June 19, 2015 at 9:00 A.M.

June 15, 2015
A Canoe Tour on Lookout Creek
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park would like to invite the public to participate in a FREE, two hour, family friendly canoe tour with a ranger on July 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm.

June 12, 2015
A Call to Arms: Civil War Day Camp - 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites children in grades 4 –8 to participate in the park's sixth annual summer day camp, entitled A Call to Arms: Civil War Day Camp.

June 03, 2015
Days of Jubilee and Strife:Emancipation and Reconstruction in Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a one hour walk at 2 pm on Saturday, June 20, 2015, that will explore the story and legacy of slavery and emancipation in Chattanooga. This program will begin at the entrance of Orchard Knob Reservation at the intersection of Ivy Street and Orchard Knob Avenue in Chattanooga. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and footwear and to bring a bottle of water and a portable chair.

June 01, 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga Continue Chickamauga Battlefield Bicycle Tours in 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga will join forces once again this year to offer a series of free, monthly historical bike tours through Chickamauga Battlefield.

May 20, 2015
Building Trails to Find a Park: National Trails Day and the Civilian Conservation Corps
Join Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park for a National Trails Day weekend on June 6 and 7, 2015. In addition to learning about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and their work on Lookout Mountain, visitors are encouraged to help continue the conservation corps legacy by volunteering for a project.

May 20, 2015
As the Guns Fall Silent: Summer 2015 Artillery Programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend artillery programs this summer at Chickamauga Battlefield and at Point Park on Lookout Mountain.

May 18, 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Will Increase Entrance Fees at Point Park Beginning June 1
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Will Increase Entrance Fees at Point Park Beginning June 1, 2015.

May 14, 2015
2015 Summer Programs Begin at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites you to take part in summer programming occurring at Chickamauga Battlefield and Lookout Mountain Battlefield. Programs for the summer begin May 23 and end mid-August. The Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center will be open from 8:30 am to 5 pm, and the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center will be open from 9 am to 5 pm. There are several different programs to choose from over the course of the summer.

May 14, 2015
2015 Memorial Day Weekend Programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a series of special programs conducted Memorial Day weekend, May 23-24.

May 01, 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga Partner to Provide Orchard Knob Bicycle Tour
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga are partnering in order to provide visitors a unique opportunity to explore Orchard Knob and the surrounding community by bicycle on May 16. This two hour bicycle tour will begin at Orchard Knob Elementary School (2000 East 3rd Street, Chattanooga, TN 37421) at 9:30 am. Participants will then bike to Orchard knob Reservation, through the surrounding neighborhood, and end at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.The overall ride length for this tour is approximately 2.5 miles on flat to moderately-hilly terrain.

May 01, 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga Provide Bicycle Rides and Hikes at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District – May & June 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga have extended their partnership to include free monthly guided bicycle rides/hikes at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. The monthly bike rides/hikes for May and June will take place on Saturday, May 9 and Saturday, June 13 and will begin at 9 am.

April 23, 2015
Meet Author Robert Carter at Chickamauga Battlefield
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Robert Carter Saturday, May 2, 2015. Carter will lead a tour at Snodgrass Hill beginning at 9:30 a.m. Immediately following, Carter will be available inside the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center to sign his books, "Fight for Snodgrass Hill and the Rock of Chickamauga" and "Longstreet's Breakthrough at Chickamauga."

April 23, 2015
Tourism to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Creates $61,523,800 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 996,694 visitors to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in 2014 spent $61,523,800 in communities near the park. That spending supported 959 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $75,337,400.

April 17, 2015
New York Peace Monument Receives Preservation Facelift
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce that the New York Peace Monument is currently receiving a long overdue preservation facelift.

April 17, 2015
Guided Walking Tour of Snodgrass Hill/Horseshoe Ridge
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 2-hour, 2-mile guided walking tour of Snodgrass Hill/Horseshoe Ridge on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 9:30 am. This tour will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and caravan to Snodgrass Hill/Horseshoe Ridge.

April 14, 2015
Outbreak '98: The Threat at Camp Thomas
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to step back to the summer of 1898 and participate in a living history program exploring the time when Chickamauga Battlefield was used as a training ground for soldiers during the Spanish-American War. On Saturday, April 25, visitors can learn more about this period in U.S. History by interacting with soldiers at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.

April 08, 2015
Entrance Fee Waived at Point Park First Weekend of National Park Week: April 18-19, 2015
To encourage all Americans to visit and find their national parks, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will waive the entrance fee to enter Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, during the first weekend of National Park Week, from Saturday, April 18 through Sunday, April 19, 2015.

April 02, 2015
Catoosa County Schools Receive Transportation Funding to visit the Park
Eastern National Bookstore, a partner of the National Park Service, presented a check to the Catoosa County Public Schools on Monday, March 23, 2015, that will assist schools with transportation costs for students to visit Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

April 01, 2015
Civil War Bridging Program at Moccasin Bend
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free program on Civil War pontoon bridging on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 9:30 am.The program will take place on Moccasin Bend National Archeological District at the Brown's Ferry Federal Road Trail and will include a 1.2 mile round trip walk down to the Tennessee River.

March 30, 2015
An Ending Not Fondly Imagined: Forging New Lives at the End of the Civil War
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a 2-hour car caravan tour on Saturday, April 18 at2 pm exploring the challenges faced by soldiers, civilians, and former enslaved people around the Chickamauga Battlefield at the end of the Civil War.

March 30, 2015
Controversial Crossings: Cherokee Removal on Moccasin Bend
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 90-minute historical hike along the Brown’s Ferry Federal Road at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, April 11 at 2 pm.

March 11, 2015
"They were my Best Soldiers:" The Women's Army Corps (WAC) at Chickamauga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 90 minute historical hike through the WAC training grounds at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 2 pm. Visitors wishing to participate should meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

March 11, 2015
Moccasin Bend's Blue Blazes Trail Hike
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided hike of the Blue Blazes Trail on Moccasin Bend. The two mile, two hour hike will begin at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at the Blues Blazes Trail parking area, south of the Moccasin Bend Golf Course.

March 03, 2015
Where the Harp and Shamrock were entwined: The Irish at Chickamauga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a 2-hour car caravan tour focusing on Irish soldiers during the Battle of Chickamauga on Saturday, March 14 at 10 am. The tour will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and then proceed into the battlefield.

February 27, 2015
Starvation Point: Life in the Union Army on Moccasin Bend
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 90-minute historical hike to the Union defenses along Stringer's Ridge at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, March 14 at 2 pm.

February 27, 2015
Volunteer for Civil War Trust Park Day 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park joins the Civil War Trust in inviting the public to participate in the 19th Annual Park Day on Saturday, March 28, 2015.

February 17, 2015
Become a Teacher-Ranger-Teacher this Summer
Work with the National Park Service at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park for 240 hours between June 1 and July 31, 2015;then, bring your experience back to the classroom to share with your students.

February 12, 2015
Civil War Artillery on Moccasin Bend
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free guided walking tour on Saturday, February 28, 2015, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

February 11, 2015
Glen Falls Trail Re-Opens on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising that the Glen Falls Trail, located on Lookout Mountain, that closed in October 2014, due to a mud slide, is now re-opened to the public.

February 05, 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Road Construction Schedule
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the public that the actual road closures for this project will begin February 17, 2015 and continue through June 2015.

February 03, 2015
A Demand for Blood - The Cherokee War Around Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a free 45-minute talk at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, February 14 at 2 pm. Parking will be at the future visitor center site off Hamm Road on Moccasin Bend. “Special Event” signs will be posted along the road to help guide visitors to the program location.

January 30, 2015
Free Entrance to Point Park on Presidents Day Weekend - 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, from Saturday, February 14 through Monday, February 16, 2015.

January 23, 2015
Winter Vistas: Lookout Mountain
Lookout Mountain, TN: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special two-hour driving/walking tour of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield on Saturday, February 7 at 2 pm.Participants will meet a park ranger at the Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center parking lot then drive to several points on the battlefield. Visitors will walk a half mile during the course of the program.

January 12, 2015
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Updates General Management Plan for Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Brad Bennett announces that the general management planning effort focused on Lookout Mountain Battlefield is nearing completion. The planning effort will amend the 1988 General Management Plan for Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park to provide management guidance for the Lookout Mountain unit for the next 20 years.

January 08, 2015
Winter Vistas: Longstreet's Breakthrough
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special two-hour driving/walking tour ofChickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, January 24 at 2 pm.

January 07, 2015
Free Entrance to Point Park Martin Luther King Day: Monday, January 19
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to enter Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain, Monday, January 19, 2015.

January 06, 2015
Hike of Moccasin Bend's Blue Blazes Trail
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided hike of the Blue Blazes Trail on Moccasin Bend.

December 30, 2014
Where Worlds Possibly Collided
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 1.3 mile, 2-hour interpretive hike at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District.

December 22, 2014
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Proposes Entrance Fee Increase
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is seeking input to discuss possible fee increases in 2015.

December 20, 2014
Hampton Place - Where Worlds Collided
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 1.3 mile, 2-hour interpretive hike at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, January 10, 2015, beginning at 2 pm. To join this tour take Moccasin Bend Road toward the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute and follow the Special Event signs directing you to the parking area.

December 11, 2014
Eastern National - Meet Author David Powell
Eastern National, a partner with the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Dave Powell on Saturday, December 27, 2014, at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

December 11, 2014
Sherman's Christmas Gift: The Capture of Savannah
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special, 30-minute program about the capture of Savannah, Georgia.This talk will take place at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 2 pm.

November 14, 2014
A Cravens House Christmas Program
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a Christmas Open House at the Cravens House located on Lookout Mountain.

November 14, 2014
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park - Road Construction Schedule Update
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the public that the actual road closures for this project will begin in February 2015 and continue through June 2015.

November 04, 2014
151st Anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend special programs commemorating the 151st anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga on Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.

November 03, 2014
The Last Full Measure of Devotion
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with the Chattanooga National Cemetery, invites the public to participate in a program focusing on Civil War related stories about soldiers involved in the 1863 Campaign for Chattanooga. This is a free program and will take place in The Chattanooga National Cemetery, on Saturday, November 15 at 1:30 pm. The program will begin at the Andrews Raiders Monument in Section H. The cemetery is located at 1200 Baily Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404.

October 31, 2014
Entrance Fee Waived to Point Park for Veterans Day
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to enter Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain, Tuesday, November 11.Experience the majestic views in our nation's first National Military Park.

October 31, 2014
A March Through Time: A Military Timeline of Chickamauga Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a military timeline of Chickamauga Battlefield.On Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9, living historians will represent historical military units associated with the battlefield. Walks through the timeline will take place behind the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm daily.

October 30, 2014
The Moccasin Battery
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in two free programs at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, November 8. Between 1 pm and 1:30 pm, visitors can meet and talk with a Union soldier at the base of Stringer's Ridge. Complimentary refreshments will be provided by The Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park. Then, at 1:30 pm, there will be a 90-minute historical hike to the Union defenses along the ridge.

October 30, 2014
The National Park Service and Friends Group Celebrate New Public Access on Moccasin Bend
The National Park Service and the Friends of Moccasin Bend National Park invite the public to help celebrate the opening of newly accessible federal property within the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Hamm Road in Chattanooga, Tenn. On Monday, November 10, from 3:00 p.m. –4:00 p.m., two new signs will be unveiled to identify the future home of the Moccasin Bend interpretive center.

October 20, 2014
Glen Falls Trail Closed on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising that the Glen Falls Trail, located on Lookout Mountain, will be closed effective today, Monday, October 20, 2014 and will remain closed until further notice.The trail is adjacent to the recent mud slide that closed Ochs Highway on October 14.

October 14, 2014
Temporary Road Closure of LaFayette Road through Chickamauga Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the public that between November 2014 and June 2015, sections of LaFayette Road will be closed in order to complete asphalt resurfacing, bridge restoration projects, and the replacement of the Reed's Bridge Road/McFarland Gap Road intersection traffic light.This resurfacing project will not affect the visitor center's operating hours. However, the park asks that all vehicles use the marked detour routes.

October 06, 2014
“Hurrah, hurrah for Sheridan!” - General Sheridan's Ride
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a 1-hour, ranger-led program at 11 am on Saturday, October 18, 2014.This program will discuss General Philip Sheridan's ride from Winchester to Cedar Creek, Virginia.Please meet at Bragg Reservation, located on historic Missionary Ridge.

September 26, 2014
The 44th United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.) in Dalton - 1864
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend special programs at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, October 11.These 30 minute talks, focusing on the 44th U.S.C.T., will take place at 10 am and 2:30 pm in the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

September 26, 2014
Opening the Cracker Line on Moccasin Bend
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided tour focusing on a crucial Civil War story associated with Moccasin Bend on Saturday, October 11, 2014.The mile and a half, two-hour walking tour will begin at 1:30 pm at the Brown's Ferry Federal Road Trailhead off Pineville Road on Moccasin Bend. To find the trailhead, follow the "Special Event" signs beginning on Manufactures Road.

September 17, 2014
Entrance Fee Waived at Point Park on National Public Lands Day
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, on Saturday, September 27. Visitors are invited to experience the majestic views of Chattanooga's surrounding landscapes from our nation's first national military park.

September 05, 2014
151st Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend special programs commemorating the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga from Thursday, September 18 through Sunday, September 21.

August 28, 2014
So Atlanta is Ours and Fairly Won - General Sherman Captures Atlanta
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a one-hour special program at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 that will discuss General William T. Sherman's capture of Atlanta.Visitors should meet at Sherman Reservation, located near the intersection of North Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road on Missionary Ridge.

August 15, 2014
Artillery Demos at Chickamauga Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special living history day at Chickamauga Battlefield on Sunday, August 31. Come experience the power of Civil War artillery as park rangers and living historians tell the story of artillery on the battlefield. These thirty-minute programs will be presented near the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.

August 08, 2014
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Celebrates the 98th Birthday of the National Park Service
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to enter Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain, Monday, August 25, 2014.Experience the majestic views from Chattanooga's surrounding landscapes found in our nation's first national military park.

August 08, 2014
Faces behind the Monuments: Monuments at Chickamauga Battlefield
Many of the monuments at Chickamauga Battlefield bear faces—soldiers standing ready to fight, to live, to die, and to protect. Yet who were these faces? How did they come to be at Chickamauga Battlefield? Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special, 2-hour car caravan/walking tour at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 2 pm to dig deeper into understanding these monuments. This tour will begin at the park visitor center.

August 08, 2014
Temporary Trail Closures on Lookout Mountain
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the public that portions of the Lookout Mountain trails will be temporarily closed on Monday, August 18, 2014, from 7 am until 2 pm.In case of inclement weather, work will begin on Tuesday, August 19. During this closure the park will replace a chain-link fence at the base of the Ochs Museum inside Point Park.

August 08, 2014
The Gateway in Union Hands: A Walking Tour of Civil War Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger guided walking program on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Participants should meet at Outdoor Chattanooga (200 River Street) in North Shore Chattanooga at 1:30 pm for this 3-hour walking tour.

August 08, 2014
The Opening Shots along the River of Death: A Canoe Tour of West Chickamauga Creek
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park would like to invite the public to participate in a FREE, one hour, family friendly canoe tour with an interpretive ranger on Thursday, August 14, 2014. This year, The Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Friends of Outdoor Chattanooga will sponsor an event where visitors will paddle the quiet waters of West Chickamauga Creek and learn about the rich Civil War history associated with one of the most famous battles of the war –the Battle of Chickamauga.

July 29, 2014
Wayside Exhibits Bring New Perspectives to Orchard Knob
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Friends of the Park invite the public to come experience the newest edition to the Orchard Knob neighborhood.

July 19, 2014
Tourism to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Creates Economic Benefits in 2013
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 905,984 visitors to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in 2013 spent $54,961,300 in communities near the park. That spending supported 771 jobs in the local area.

July 19, 2014
Artillery Demo at Chickamauga Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special living history day at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, July 26. Come experience the power of Civil War artillery as park rangers and living historians tell the story of artillery on the battlefield. These thirty-minute programs will be presented near the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm.

July 10, 2014
Meet Author Robert D. Jenkins, Sr. at Chickamauga Battlefield
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite you to meet author Robert D. Jenkins, Sr. 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday July 12, 2014, inside the visitor center at Chickamauga Battlefield to talk about and sign his recent publication Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Sortie, July 20,1864.

July 03, 2014
Bluff Trail Re-opens on Lookout Mountain
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising a portion of the Bluff Trail that was closed on February 10, 2014 is now open for public use.

July 03, 2014
"I Am Going to Fight" - John Bell Hood Takes Command
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special program on Saturday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m. This program will discuss General John Bell Hood's appointment to command the Confederate Army of Tennessee during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Visitors should meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and will caravan to the program location.

July 03, 2014
Meet Author Richard Baumgartner at Chickamauga Battlefield
Eastern National, a partner to the National Park Service, would like to invite the public to meet author Richard Baumgartner on Independence Day weekend. He will be at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3, through Sunday July 6, 2014 to talk about and sign his books.

June 26, 2014
The Battle Above the Clouds - A Canoe Tour on Lookout Creek
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park would like to invite the public to participate in a FREE, one hour, family friendly canoe tour with an interpretive ranger on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

June 26, 2014
Company AYTCH at Chickamauga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special walking tour that will explore one of the more famous "common" Confederate soldiers engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga on Saturday, July 5, at 1:30 pm. Visitors should meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and caravan to the program location.

June 25, 2014
Artillery Programs at Point Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend living history artillery demonstrations inside Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, Friday, July 4, at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. Visitors are reminded that admission to Point Park is $3.00 per adult, age 16 and older.

June 09, 2014
“You Yankees…have killed our General Polk!”
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special 45 minute walk and talk at 10 am on Saturday, June 14.

May 30, 2014
President Roosevelt’s Tree Army: The Civilian Conservation Corps at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special weekend of programs about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8, 2014. Join volunteers portraying the men of the "Tree Army" to hear how they worked to rebuild a nation from the economic disaster of the Great Depression.

May 21, 2014
Summer Programs Begin at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites you to take part in summer programming occurring at Chickamauga Battlefield and Lookout Mountain Battlefield. Programs for the summer begin May 24 and end mid-August.

May 21, 2014
A Regular Golgotha: The Dead of Chickamauga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special 45-minute presentation at John Ingraham's gravesite on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 5:30 pm. Visitors should meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center (3370 LaFayette Road) and follow the park ranger to the program location. .

May 15, 2014
Memorial Day Weekend Programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a series of special programs scheduled to be conducted Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26.

May 14, 2014
2014 Summer Day Camp: A Call to Arms - The Gateway in Union Hands
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites children in grades 4 – 8 to participate in the park's fifth annual summer day camp, entitled A Call to Arms: The Gateway in Union Hands.

May 13, 2014
Unveiling of the Restored Ohio State Monument on Missionary Ridge – Efforts Led by Ohio Middle School Students
The National Park Service and the Friends of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park are pleased to announce the unveiling of the newly restored Ohio State Monument on Missionary Ridge.

May 01, 2014
Freedom Quilt to be Unveiled at Chickamauga Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park would like to invite parents and guardians of Orchard Knob Elementary School's 4th graders and Spring Creek Elementary School's 5th graders, as well as the general public, to participate in a special program and unveiling ceremony of the park's "Freedom Quilt" on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 9:30 am, at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

May 01, 2014
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga Continue Chickamauga Battlefield Bicycle Tours
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga will join forces once again this year to offer a series of free, monthly historical bike tours through Chickamauga Battlefield, beginning Saturday, May 17 at 9:30 a.m.

April 29, 2014
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga Bicycle Ride to Moccasin Bend National Archeological District – May & June 2014
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga have extended their partnership to include free monthly guided historical bicycle rides to Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. The monthly bike rides for May and June will take place on Thursday, May 8 and Thursday, June 12 and will begin at 6 p.m.

April 29, 2014
Brad Bennett Selected as Superintendent of Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP
Brad Bennett has been selected as superintendent of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in Georgia and Tennessee, effective June 1. Bennett has served as superintendent of Andersonville National Historic Site since July 2009.

April 15, 2014
Training for a Splendid Little War
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27 for a living history weekend and ranger programs exploring the role Chickamauga Battlefield played as a training post during the Spanish American War.

April 08, 2014
Entrance Fee Waived at Point Park First Weekend of National Park Week April 19 – 20, 2014
To encourage all Americans to visit their national parks, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will waive the entrance fee to enter Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain during the first weekend of National Park Week, from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 20, 2014. Experience the majestic views found in our nation’s first national military park.

April 03, 2014
A Nation Mourns: Cherokee Removal and The Brown's Ferry Federal Road
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to join a ranger for a free, ninety minute historical hike of the Brown's Ferry Federal Road on Moccasin Bend on Saturday, April 12 at 1:30 p.m.

March 28, 2014
“An Indiscriminate Slaughter”
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free, 1-hour ranger-led program focusing on Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest's role during the Battle of Fort Pillow, 150 years ago.

February 25, 2014
The Johnnies Make a Dash: Opening the Cracker Line
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided tour focusing on the Civil War story associated with Moccasin Bend's Brown's Ferry Federal Road on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.

February 18, 2014
Finding Moccasin Bend's Brown's Ferry Federal Road Hike
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided hike along Moccasin Bend's Brown's Ferry Federal Road on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The mile and a half, two-hour program will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Brown's Ferry Federal Road Trailhead on Moccasin Bend Road.

February 14, 2014
Park to Close Long Hollow Road Extension
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising the permanent closure of the Long Hollow Road Extension starting March 24, 2014. The park Superintendent will accept public comments until March 17, 2014.

February 11, 2014
Bluff Trail Closed on Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is advising a portion of the 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. Chickamauga and Chattanooga NMP is reviewing possible repair options but has not decided on a course of action at this time.

February 07, 2014
Ohio Students Leading the Way in Restoring the Ohio State Monument on Missionary Ridge
Students from Waggoner Road Middle School in Reynoldsburg, Ohio are leading the effort to restore the Ohio State Monument that stands proudly on Missionary Ridge as part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

February 06, 2014
Chickamauga Battlefield Offers Hay Leases
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is soliciting bids for hay harvesting permits for three historic fields located on the Chickamauga Battlefield.

February 04, 2014
“Civil War: The Untold Story”
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to a sneak-preview screening of Civil War: The Untold Story – Episode 4 "Death Knell of the Confederacy" on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 7 p.m.

February 04, 2014
“Forgotten Voices” – African American Stories from
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-led car caravan tour of Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, February 15, 2014, at 10 a.m.

February 04, 2014
Free Entrance to Point Park on Presidents Day Weekend
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain, from Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17, 2014.

January 28, 2014
Hampton Place - Where Worlds Possibly Collided
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 1.3 mile, 2-hour interpretive hike at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, February 8, 2014, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

January 16, 2014
Guided Hike of Moccasin Bend's Blue Blazes Trail
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-guided hike of the Blue Blazes Trail on Moccasin Bend. The two mile, two hour hike will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at the Blues Blazes Trail parking area off Moccasin Bend Road, south of the Moccasin Bend Golf Course. "Special Event" signs will be posted along the road to help guide visitors.

January 09, 2014
Free Entrance to Point Park - Martin Luther King Day
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to enter Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain, on Monday, January 20. Experience the majestic views from Chattanooga's surrounding landscapes found in our nation's first National Military Park.

January 09, 2014
"A Monstrous Proposal" - Cleburne's Proposal to Arm Slaves
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special ranger-led talk about a radical proposition made by General Patrick Cleburne in 1864. This 30 minute program will take place at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 2 p.m.

January 09, 2014
Reaching a Wider Audience - Park Incorporates Social Media
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has started using social media with the hope of reaching "virtual visitors" who may not be able to visit the park or for those who live in the area and would like to learn more about the park, including special events and programs.

December 19, 2013
The Moccasin Battery: Union Artillery on Moccasin Bend
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to take part in a free, ninety minute, historical hike at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Participants are encouraged to take Moccasin Bend Road toward the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute and follow the Special Event signs directing you to the parking area.

December 19, 2013
Battlefield Vistas: Thomas' Battleline
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special, ranger-guided tour that will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at 2 p.m. Participants will ultimately caravan to Tour Stop #2, Battleline Road, where they will take part in a half mile walking tour.

November 22, 2013
Cravens House Christmas Program
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a Christmas Open House at the Cravens House located on Lookout Mountain. The Cravens House will be decorated in a manner very similar to the Civil War era.

November 06, 2013
The Last Full Measure of Devotion: The Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with the Chattanooga National Cemetery, invites the public to participate in a program focusing on Civil War related stories about soldiers involved in the 1863 Campaign for Chattanooga.

November 05, 2013
Brown's Ferry and Cracker Line Walking Tour
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free walking tour on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. The tour will examine the Federal seizure of Brown's Ferry during the Siege of Chattanooga as part of the re-opening of the Tennessee River in October, 1863, an effort that created the "Cracker Line" supply line.

October 31, 2013
Moccasin Bend Civil War Fortifications Hike
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free walking tour on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.

October 31, 2013
Veterans Day Weekend Activities at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend special activities on Veterans Day weekend, November 9-11, 2012.

October 31, 2013
150th Anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in living history programs, guided tours, and special presentations associated with the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga. Multiple programs, at varying times, will be conducted November 22-25 in and around the city of Chattanooga, with a final program on November 27 in Ringgold, Georgia.

October 18, 2013
Opening of Brown's Ferry Federal Road
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in conjunction with Friends of Moccasin Bend Inc., invites the public to the grand opening of the Brown's Ferry Federal Road on Saturday, October 26th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

October 18, 2013
Point Blank Business - The Battle of Wauhatchie
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special program associated with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Wauhatchie. This 90-minute program begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2013. It is a caravan tour that begins at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center's parking lot.

September 03, 2013
Battle of Chickamauga Sesquicentennial Real Time Walks and Lytle Monument Rededication
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in three days of historic, “real-time” walks on September 18, 19, and 20, 2013, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. Additionally, a special rededication ceremony for the General Lytle monument will take place on September 20.

September 03, 2013
Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra Concert
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park in conjunction with Friends of the Park invites the public to an evening concert on Saturday, September 21, 2013, beginning at 7 p.m. at Wilder Brigade Monument in Chickamauga Battlefield. The Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra is presented through special funding from Friends of the Park as part of the Civil War 150th commemoration. The FREE concert will be a special and nostalgic evening for residents and visitors, who are invited to converge on the beloved tower with blankets, camp chairs, picnic baskets and a taste for stirring American music.

September 03, 2013
Special Programs and Exhibits to Highlight New Park Film
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in special programs highlighting historical figures in the new park orientation film, “The Campaign for Chattanooga: Death Knell of the Confederacy,” on September 21-22, 2013, as part of the commemorative programs associated with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.

August 20, 2013
16th Alabama Infantry Living History at Point Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special living history weekend at Point Park on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, 2013.

August 20, 2013
Park Celebrates 97th Birthday of National Park Service
: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the waiver of entrance fees to enter Point Park on top of Lookout Mountain, Sunday, August 25, 2013. Experience the majestic views from Chattanooga’s surrounding landscapes found in our nation’s first national military park.

August 14, 2013
Chickamauga Battlefield Road Closures for Sesquicentennial
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.

August 14, 2013
50th Anniversary Program of "I Have a Dream" at the New York Peace Monument
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.

August 14, 2013
A Call to Arms Junior Ranger Adventure
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new Junior Ranger Adventure book on the eve of the 150th anniversary of the Campaign for Chattanooga. Entitled “A Call to Arms,” the book opens as war has been declared between the Northern states and Southern states. Potential Junior Rangers enlist in the army where, through a series of activities, they learn what it takes to become Civil War soldiers. Once their training is complete, Junior Rangers find themselves having to make decisions by participating in hands-on activities while in the midst of fighting at Chickamauga and around Chattanooga.

August 09, 2013
The Union Army Controls the Gateway City
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger guided walking program on Saturday, August 24, 2013. Participants are encouraged to meet at Outdoor Chattanooga (200 River Street) in North Shore Chattanooga at 1:30 p.m. for a 3-hour walking tour.

August 09, 2013
Artillery Demonstration at Chickamauga Battlefield
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special living history day at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, August 24. Come experience the power of Civil War artillery, as park rangers and Union living historians describe what life was like for artillerymen on the battlefield. These thirty-minute programs will be presented near the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

August 09, 2013
Headstones, Art, Memories Monuments at Chickamauga Battlefield
An acorn, an ancient goddess, life-size soldiers. The veterans who placed monuments at Chickamauga Battlefield chose intricate designs to carve in stone. What do these symbols and images mean? As part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special program at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2 p.m.

July 26, 2013
Artillery Demonstrations at Point Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend special artillery demonstrations on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Point Park, located on historic Lookout Mountain, to learn about the trials and tribulations that Confederate artillerists experienced in the fall of 1863.

July 11, 2013
150th Anniversary of Chickamauga - A Walk Through Time: 1860-1864
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a historic "walk through time" in Chickamauga Battlefield on September 14 and 15, 2013. Multiple programs will be offered at different locations throughout the park during this 150th anniversary commemoration, but the primary program will center on a timeline walk that will propel visitors through various living history stations. At these stations, participants will learn about occurrences in North Georgia between 1860 and 1864.

July 02, 2013
Communications 150 Years Ago and Now on Display at Point Park
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club invites the public to attend a special communications event on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 at Point Park, located on historic Lookout Mountain. Living historians will conduct Civil War Signaling programs on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. Admission to Point Park is $3.00 per adult age 16 and over; 15 years and under, Senior, Access, and Annual Pass holders are free.

June 24, 2013
Artillery Demonstration at Chickamauga Battlefield - June 29
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend a special living history day at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Come experience the power of Civil War artillery, as park rangers and Union living historians describe what life was like for artillerymen on the battlefield.

June 21, 2013
Artillery Demonstrations at Point Park - Thursday, July 4
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend special artillery demonstrations on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Point Park, located on historic Lookout Mountain, to learn about the trials and tribulations that Confederate artillerists experienced in the fall of 1863.

June 21, 2013
East Meets in the West – Gettysburg Veterans Clash in Lookout Valley
In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Campaign, join a park ranger for a car caravan tour to discuss the struggle in Lookout Valley between Gettysburg veterans.

June 11, 2013
Captain Drane Crosses the Bend - Cherokee Removal and Moccasin Bend
On June 17, 1838, over a thousand Cherokees crossed Moccasin Bend, bound for unknown lands west. Participate in a special program on the very ground over which they walked.

May 25, 2013
President Roosevelt's Tree Army
In celebration of 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the public is invited to attend a special living history weekend at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, 2013.

May 25, 2013
Summer Programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Learn about what occurred during the Battle of Chickamauga and Battles for Chattanooga by participating in various programs throughout the summer season.

May 23, 2013
Artillery Demonstrations at Chickamauga Battlefield
Come experience the power of Civil War artillery, as park rangers and Union living historians describe what life was like for artillerymen on the battlefield.

May 22, 2013
2nd South Carolina String Band and Artillery at Point Park
Join the 2nd South Carolina String Band for a performance, living historians firing a reproduction Civil War cannon, and park rangers providing walking tours at Point Park on June 8.

May 16, 2013
Torch Light Tour of Chattanooga National Cemetery
Participate in a special torchlight tour of the Chattanooga National Cemetery on Decoration Day (Memorial Day) with Park Historian Jim Ogden.

May 15, 2013
A Call to Arms: The Gateway City Falls - Summer Day Camp for Kids
This year, 4th - 8th graders are encouraged to participate in a special, 150th Anniversary, day camp where they will learn about the importance of Chattanooga during the Civil War.

April 26, 2013
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga Bicycle Ride to Moccasin Bend National Archeological District (May & June 2013)
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga have extended their partnership to include free monthly guided historical bicycle rides to Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. The monthly bike rides for May and June will take place on Thursday, May 9 and Thursday, June 13 and will begin at 6 p.m.

April 26, 2013
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga Continue Chickamauga Battlefield Bicycle Tours (May 18, 2013)
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga will join forces once again this year to offer a series of free, monthly historical bike tours through Chickamauga Battlefield, beginning Saturday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m.

April 24, 2013
There's a Park for That! (April 27, 2013)
As a part of the celebration of National Park Week, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites you to join a ranger for a special 45 -minute program on the national parks, Saturday, April 27 at Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, at 2:00 p.m.

April 24, 2013
The Nature of Battle - Lookout Mountain Hike (May 4, 2013)
Rangers from Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and educators from the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center have once again partnered to provide the public a unique experience at the nation’s oldest military park. On Saturday, May 4 at 9:00 a.m. take a hike through a portion of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield and learn not only the historical aspects of the battle, but the transformative beauty of this natural area. This approximately two hour program will begin at the Cravens House.

April 24, 2013
Training for a Splendid Little War (April 27, 2013)
Join volunteers of the 3rd Tennessee as they discuss the role Chickamauga Battlefield played as a training post during the Spanish American War. Programs will take place in the living history area behind the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

August 29, 2012
Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the Battle of Chickamauga
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in the commemorative activities for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga.

April 21, 2010
Lookout Mountain Free
During National Park Week, April 17-25, 2010, visitors may enter Point Park, located on historic Lookout Mountain, for free. 

April 11, 2008
Chickamauga Battlefield Partners with Outdoor Chattanooga to Provide Guided Bike Tours
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park announces free monthly guided bicycle tours of Chickamauga Battlefield April through October, 2008, made possible through a partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga.

March 04, 2008
The Generals Lady, Nadine Lvova Turchin
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Shawn Benge invites the public to attend a special program on Saturday, March 8, 2008. 

February 07, 2008
African American History Month Events at Chickamauga Battlefield
NEW RELEASE

February 07, 2008
TWO FUTURE PRESIDENTS & THEIR ROLES IN THE CHATTANOOGA CAMPAIGN
NEWS RELEASE

August 09, 2007
37th Georgia Regiment at Point Park
The 37th Georgia Regiment will conduct Living History infantry demonstrations at Point Park on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12.

July 12, 2007
37th TN Living History Weekend
37th Tennessee Living History Group will present programs on the Chickamauga Battlefield on July 14, 15, 2007.

July 11, 2007
17th Ohio Regiment and Field Hospital at Point Park
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park Superintendent Shawn Benge announces a special Living History weekend for Point Park, located on historic Lookout Mountain. 

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Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

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