Special Event

Grant Visits Lookout Mountain, or Does He?


There is a $10/person (ages 16 and older, ages 15 and younger are free) to enter Point Park.

Dates & Times


Saturday, July 31, 2021


2:00 PM


1 hour

Type of Event



Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will provide a 1-hour program focusing on General Grant’s visit to Lookout Mountain. This program will take place inside Point Park, on Lookout Mountain. As a reminder, there is a $10 entry fee, per adult (ages 16 and older, 15 and younger are free), to enter Point Park.

Most of us have likely seen the famous photograph of General Ulysses S. Grant standing on Roper’s Rock, atop Lookout Mountain. If not, you can easily find it by searching the photo archives in the Library of Congress (www.loc.gov). The label on this photograph has long been taken as fact and published in hundreds, if not thousands, of printed books, pamphlets, wayside exhibits, etc. However, how do we know this was Grant? Is there any possibility the photo was mislabeled? In this dialogic program, participants will discuss, based upon evidence presented, if this was truly Grant on Lookout Mountain.

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Kim Coons
706-866-9241, ext. 139
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