Ranger-Guided Tours and Programs
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park offers a variety of regularly scheduled ranger-guided tours.
Car Caravan Tours – During the summer months, car caravan tours are offered daily at 10 am & 2 pm – Join a park ranger for a 90 minute to 2 hour car caravan tour of the battlefield. Car caravan tours provide a basic overview of the battle and typically last around two hours and begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center. You will drive your own vehicle in a car caravan, following a park ranger to various locations around the battlefield. At each stop, the ranger will share stories about what happened in that area. Car caravan tours do not require much walking, be prepared to stand for 15-20 minutes at a time.
Sometimes on the weekends, park rangers will conduct other programs as well, including living history presentations and special-topics tours or discussions. Check in at the visitor center when you arrive to see the day's program schedule.
There are no admission fees for programs at Chickamauga Battlefield.
Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Walking Tours of Point Park – During the summer months, walking tours of Point Park are offered daily at at 11 am, 2 pm, and 4 pm - these are walking tours that typically last 30-45 minutes. Visitors walk with a park ranger along the paved path around Point Park and learn about the history of Chattanooga and the park. Programs begin just inside the gate at Point Park.
Sometimes on the weekends, park rangers will conduct other programs as well, including living history presentations or tours of Cravens House. Check in at the visitor center when you arrive to see the day's program schedule.
Admission to Point Park is $7 per adult, ages 16 and over. Admission to Cravens House is free.
Please be aware that these ranger-guided tours are subject to change or cancellation depending on staff availability on a given day. Information about programs for the day is posted at each visitor center.
Throughout the year, park staff offer a variety of special programs on specific topics or resources of the park. These might include living history demonstrations, guided hikes, lectures, or car caravan tours to specific parts of the battlefield. For a schedule of park special events this year, see our calendar for upcoming special programs.
Educational Programs and Field Trips
If you are a teacher, and are trying to schedule a ranger-guided program for your class field trip, please visit our Field Trips page.
Community Groups and Staff Rides
If you are planning a tour for a community group such as a Sunday School class, veterans' organization, or Sr. Citizens group, please contact us by email. For information about about scheduling a staff ride for a military group or ROTC program, please visit our Staff Ride page. If you are a scouting organization, such as a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop, and are interested in scheduling a ranger program for your troop, please visit our scouting page.
Self-Guided Tours of Chickamauga Battlefield
There are several ways to explore Chickamauga Battlefield on your own. Using the park brochure (available at the visitor centers), the park offers a free cell phone tour. At each of the eight highlighted tour stops, call 585-672-2619, and follow the prompts to listen to a recorded narration. You can also use a smart phone to visit www.chch.toursphere.com, to access this self-guided cell phone tour. Stanard carrier and data rates may apply. This cell phone tour is made possible through the support of the park's cooperating association, Eastern National.
The park's Eastern National bookstore also offers a variety of guidebooks and CD Audio Tours available for purchase. For more information, call the bookstore at 706-866-9287.
**Please note that all programs are subject to change based on weather and staff availability.**