Historic High Country / Lafayette

Chattooga Academy

208 North Main Street
Lafayette, GA 30728

706-375-7702 | 706-639-1519
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The building is the oldest standing brick school in the state of Georgia, built in 1836. It was used by Confederate General Braxton Bragg as his headquarters during the Civil War. The Battle of Chickamauga was planned under an old oak tree that stood in front of the school.

Today, the school has been preserved and operates as the local visitor information center and museum for historical displays.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Monday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:30AM - 3:00PM
    Saturday: 1:00PM - 3:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $0.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking off Site, Self-guided Tours

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages