- Historic Sites
Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park
In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, the gateway to the deep south. The Confederate’s were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September, but renewed fighting in Chattanooga in November gave Union troops final control. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park was created in 1890 to preserve and commemorate these battlefields. The visitor center offers many videos and exhibits about the Civil War, and a self-guided tour helps visitors navigate one of the nation's oldest and largest military parks.