Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park re-opened to visitors on Thursday.
Visitors can access park grounds, trails, and roads immediately. Park grounds are open from 6 a.m. until sunset daily. The Chickamauga Battlefield visitor center is open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and the Lookout Mountain visitor center is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Point Park is open from 8:30 a.m. until sunset daily. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has been closed since Oct. 1, due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.
“We are excited to be back at work and welcome visitors to the battlefields” said Superintendent Cathy Cook. “We have a number of special events planned for the upcoming weeks in commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Trail of Tears and the 150th Anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga. Fall is an excellent time to walk the trails, view the monuments and visitor center exhibits, and learn about the Civil War battles that occurred here.”
Check the park website for a listing of special events and educational program at www.nps.gov/chch.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706 866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 423 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.