Our nation's first and largest national military park consists of the Chickamauga Battlefield, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, and the most recent addition of the Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. Spanning across the state lines of Georgia and Tennessee, the park commemorates both Union and Confederate troops who bravely fought in the Battle for Chattanooga during the American Civil War.
In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in Chattanooga that November, provided Union troops victory and control of the city.
All units of the national military park are open sunrise to sunset. The Visitor Centers are open 8:30am - 5:00pm at Chickamauga Battlefield and 9:00am - 6:00pm at Lookout Mountain Battlefield.
Time Period Represented
Paleo Indian Period (10,000 B.C.) thru the 1800's
Open Year-Round except for Christmas Day
All park units are free except Point Park at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, which is $3.00 ages 16+ and free for ages 15 and under.
ADA Accessibility Notes
The visitor centers are ADA accessible. Some sections of the remainder of the park are ADA.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets welcomed on a leash.
How to Get There
Chickamauga Battlefield - I-75, Exit 350 (Battlefield Parkway/GA Hwy 2). Take Hwy 2 west to Fort Oglethorpe and intersection with US Hwy 27. Take Hwy 27 south to the battlefield (follow the signs.)
Lookout Mountain Visitors Center - I-24 - follow the signs for Rock City to the top of Lookout Mountain. Once on the mountain, look for the signs directing to Point Park. The visitors center is located near the park entrance.