Chickamauga and its residents have taken pride in preserving the area's historical beauty and keeping its small-town appeal. Whether you are looking for something old or something new, this small town has something for you. The downtown district is full of unique shops and a variety of restaurants.
Visitors of all ages enjoy visiting the museums and historic sites to experience the diverse history contained within the town.
Located on the southern outskirts of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the nation's oldest and largest military park, Chickamauga is home to the Gordon-Lee Mansion, Lee and Gordon's Mills and the Veterans of All Wars Museum. Known as the "Gettysburg of the South," Chickamauga is steeped in a rich Civil War heritage, even naming its streets after the generals who led in the war.
Each September, the city's "War Between the States Days" festival commemorates the reconciliation of the Confederate and Union veterans who came together in memory of those who lost their lives at the Battle of Chickamauga, resulting in the designation of the national military park. Take a short drive from Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Birmingham, Alabama; and enjoy shops and restaurants while you learn about Civil War history.