Civil War Driving Tour-War Comes to Dalton
Dalton, GA 30720
Take a guided driving tour with the "War Comes To Dalton" Civil War driving tour. Whitfield County is home to a rich Civil War heritage. This area felt the war's impact almost from the beginning of the conflict, thanks largely to the presence of a main north-south rail line: the Western & Atlantic.
During the early years of the war, Whitfield County witnessed the famous Great Locomotive Chase along with more customary sights such as troop trains and supply shipments puffing along the tracks. The area later became a hospital zone for Confederate wounded, using hospitals, churches and private residences to provide these medical services and eventually creating the need for a military cemetery.
The Civil War Driving Tour of Dalton-Whitfield County program consist of a booklet, a map, and a CD to play in your car as it takes you on a tour of historic Civil War sites throughout Dalton and Whitfield County. These driving tours are available for purchase at several merchant locations in Historic Downtown Dalton, the Dalton Freight Depot Visitor Center and the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center in Tunnel Hill, Georgia. For more information or to order by mail, please call 706-270-9960.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Sunday: All Day
Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Admission & Fees
Driving Tour Pricing See Website
Free Parking, Maps & Brochures Available, Self-guided Tours
Family-friendly, Open Year 'Round
Civil War Site
Suitable for Ages