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Chickamauga &  Chattanooga Militari Park
Our team of real estate agents is committed to not only finding your perfect home, but providing a helpful guide to Chattanooga fun and festivities that your entire family will love. When you're looking for things to do in the Chattanooga area, be sure to check out Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.

A Storied Past

Known during the Civil War as the "Gateway to the Deep South," Chattanooga was a crucial location for the Confederacy. Union and Confederate forces clashed here twice in 1863, first at the Battle of Chickamauga in September, and later during the Chattanooga Campaign in November.

Today, both battles are commemorated at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. Straddling the border between Tennessee and Georgia, the park was established in 1890 as America's first national military park. It's just minutes from downtown Chattanooga, and offers a wealth of opportunities to play, explore, reflect, and learn more about the city's storied and complicated past.

Chickamauga Battlefield House

Lots to See and Do

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park spans nearly 10,000 acres, with countless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors as well as rich historic sites. You might not get to it all in a single visit, but that just gives you all the more reason to come back again and again. Be sure to check out some of these activities:

  • Go hiking: Chickamauga Battlefield contains around 50 miles of hiking trails that meander through shady forests and scenic fields. A handful of trails are also open to horseback riding.
  • Explore the battlefields: You can see the battlefields on your own, or join a ranger-guided tour for more insight into the history of the park.
  • Take a bike ride: Bicycling is permitted on all paved roads within the park, making this a fun and scenic way to explore.
  • See the exhibits: Its visitors center offers a wide range of historic Civil War-era exhibits, including the Fuller Gun Collection, one of the best displays of military small arms in the United States.
  • Have a picnic: Several picnic areas offer a perfect place to stop and enjoy a family picnic.
  • Take to the water: West Chickamauga Creek played a key strategic role in the Battle of Chickamauga, and today offers opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, paddling and fishing.

More to Explore

The Chattanooga area is home to some of the best parks and outdoor attractions in Tennessee. Be sure to check out some of the other outstanding parks in the area, including Point Park, Prentice Cooper State Forest, Harrison Bay State Park and Tennessee River Park.

Contact Fletcher Bright Realty today to learn more about life in Chattanooga. Our REALTORS® have the experience and expertise to help you find the best homes in Chattanooga and the surrounding area.

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