Guided Tours Available During Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Event

Monday, September 23, 2013

Friends of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park will offer tours during the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event in Chattanooga Oct. 9-12. All tours are at various times Saturday, Oct. 12, and will depart from and return to the Chattanooga Conventions Center downtown. The tours are on a variety of topics related to Battles for Chattanooga and Battles of Chickamauga.

Tour 1 – 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Siege & Battles for Chattanooga Bus Tour with Jim Ogden - cost $30, lunch included.  Join Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Historian Jim Ogden for a tour highlighting the Sept. 22-Nov. 25, 1863 Siege and Battles for Chattanooga.  Stops include: Point Park on the Lookout Mountain with discussions of the Battle of Lookout Mountain, known as the “Battle Above the Clouds; Orchard Knob and Missionary Ridge. (Difficulty of the walking portion of the tour--Moderate; 100 foot elevation change at Point Park via stairs and sloped path; steep path at Orchard Knob.)

Tour 2 – 11a.m.-4:30 p.m. - Battle of Chickamauga with Dr. William Glenn Robertson - cost $30, lunch included.  Symposium participants are encouraged to join Dr. Glenn Robertson as he leads an in-depth bus tour of Chickamauga Battlefield. (The majority of this tour will be on-site and will include moderate walks.)

Tour 3 – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  - Orchard Knob and Missionary Ridge - cost $20, lunch included.  Join Chickamauga and Chattanooga N.M.P. Park Ranger Anton Heinlein for a bus tour of the Orchard Knob and Missionary Ridge Battlefields. 


Tour 4 – 3p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  - Chattanooga National and Confederate Cemeteries - cost $20    Join historians discussing the importance of commemoration and memorialization following the Civil War for a tour of Chattanooga’s National Cemetery and Confederate Cemetery. 

For a full description of tours or for tickets, visit www.friendsofchch.org or call 648-5623.

For more information on Tennessee’s Civil War Sesquicentennial, visit www. tncivlwar150.com or download a complimentary, Tennessee Civil War 150 iPhone app, available at www.itunes.apple.com/us/app/tennessee-civil-war-150.

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