"Waterfront 1864: Exploring Civil War Chattanooga" Walking Tour To Be Held April 21

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, in partnership with Outdoor Chattanooga, will lead a two-mile, two-hour walking tour of downtown Chattanooga, along the Tennessee River, on Saturday, April 21 at 9 a.m., highlighting the history and points of interest associated with Chattanooga’s Civil War waterfront. The tour will begin at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River St.

"Today, Chattanooga’s downtown waterfront is an iconic part of the city’s economic development. However, this is not the first time the scenic shores of the Tennessee River have played a vital role in the city’s story.

"After the Union Army captured Chattanooga in the fall of 1863, they quickly began establishing a wide array of fortifications, docks, warehouses, offices and arsenals to support military operations in the area.

"This walking tour will visit the sites of key locations to the Union Army’s activities in Chattanooga.
Please make sure to bring a bottle of water and comfortable walking shoes," officials said.

For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423- 821-7786 or the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866- 9241.



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