Historic High Country / Fort Oglethorpe

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

3370 LaFayette Rd
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

706-866-9241
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In 1892, Congress authorized the purchase of 5,200 acres of land in northwest Georgia that makes up the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. This was the first major Civil War battlefield set aside as a memorial to the soldiers who fought there. The park was officially dedicated in 1895 by veterans from both north and south. The visitors center offers interpretive exhibits, a book store, and a multi-media program that gives detailed information about the battle. An artillery display on site illustrates the various types of light field artillery used during the Chickamauga and Chattanooga campaign. The battlefield contains hundreds of monuments, interpretative tablets, wayside exhibits, and hiking and biking trails.

Take a self-guided tour of the 5,200-acre battlefield and hear an audio tape tell of the three-day conflict that claimed 34,000 Union and Confederate casualties. Visitor Center hours are 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. For more information, call 706-866-9241.

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 - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages