Ranger-Guided Tours and Programs
Tours – Ranger-led programs are offered at 11 am. These programs differ on a daily basis, are posted in the visitor center, and are appoximately 30 minutes to 1 hour in length. Ranger-led car caravan tours are offered 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. Please note that car caravan tours require at least four adult participants to make. Check in at the front desk when you arrive for more information.
Lookout Mountain Battlefield
Walking Tours of Point Park: Walking tours of Point Park are offered daily at 11 am, 2 pm, and 4 pm and 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.
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
Self-Guided Tours of Chickamauga Battlefield
COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance for Multi-day Road-based Tours
This guidance is intended to inform those that oversee or operate multi-day road-based tours in national parks of COVID-19 related public health requirement and guidelines. These tour operators provide trips for passengers that may be several days to more than a week in duration and travel from destination to destination. These may be operated by commercial companies or a non-profit activity. Tour vehicles may range in size from passenger vans that carry ten or fewer passengers to larger motorcoaches that have the capability to carry 50 passengers or more.
Last updated: May 26, 2023