Historic High Country / Dalton

Civil War Driving Tour-War Comes to Dalton

305 S. Depot St.
Dalton, GA 30720

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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

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Maps & Brochures Available

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Open Year 'Round

    Group Amenities


    Special Tags

    Civil War Site

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages