In recognition of the Georgia History Festival theme, A State of Innovation, this week’s Super Museum Sunday Spotlight features the Visitor Center and Museum at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. This institution works to preserve, protect, and interpret the histories, stories, and resources associated with the Civil War in Chattanooga, including the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. Dedicated in 1895, the park was the first national military park in the country. Today, it consists of over 9,000 acres of battlefields, monuments, and forests, as well as 6 distinct historic sites: The Chickamauga Battlefield, Lookout Mountain Battlefield, Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District, Missionary Ridge, Orchard Knob, and Signal Point.
Learn more about the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park when you visit Sunday, February 5 as part of the Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday. Please note that there is not an admission fee to the Visitor Center and Museum, however, there is a $5 admission fee to enter the park. Check back in January for a full list of participating sites!
The Park is also hosting the Highlighted Affiliate Chapter Event in November – “The Cherokee Land Lottery and Chickamauga Battlefield” at 2 p.m. on November 26. The program will discuss the Cherokee in the area, the Georgia Land Lottery, and who received the 160 acre sections of land in what is now
Images courtesy of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.