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Chattanooga Area Attractions, Historical Tours and Monuments

If you are a history buff, Chattanooga, Tennessee is filled with rich history of our country.  Be sure to visit the Chickamauga Battlefield and Visitors Center during your visit.  To learn more, contact us at 423-424-3745 or click here to email us.

Lookout Mountain Battlefield

The 3,000-acre Lookout Mountain Battlefield contains monuments, historical markers, trails, and scenic vistas. Point Park, a unit of the Lookout Mountain Battlefield, is located on top of the mountain and is the most prominent feature in the area. The Visitor Center, across the street from the Point Park entrance gate, displays artist James Walker’s 13 x 30 foot painting the “Battle of Lookout Mountain" and various other artifacts and exhibits.  

Chickamauga Battlefield

The scene of the last major Confederate victory of the Civil War, the 5,200-acre Chickamauga Battlefield contains numerous monuments, historical tablets, exhibits, and trails.  The Visitor Center includes exhibits and a bookstore.

Chattanooga National Cemetery

The largest national cemetery in the state of Tennessee, this 120-acre burial ground was established in December 1863.  Chattanooga is considered to be one of the few national cemeteries where three Civil War battle sites (Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga) can be viewed

Chattanooga History Center Tours

Chattanooga History Center offers several tours for history enthusiasts, including Civil War bus tours that give detailed accounts of local Civil War battles and neighborhood walking tours.  Tours for groups and customized tours for specific areas of interest are also available. 

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center

Named after the late Bessie Smith “Empress of the Blues,” is a Chattanooga landmark and educational resource that promotes cultural, educational, and artistic excellence and fosters research and education of African and African American heritage. Renowned artistic exhibits, musical events and performances, and historical educational and cultural programs are held at the venue.