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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

Between 1890 and 1899 the Congress of the United States authorized the establishment of the first four national military parks: Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Shiloh, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg. The first and largest of these, and the one upon which the establishment and development of most other national military and historical parks was based, was Chickamauga and Chattanooga. It owes its existence largely to the efforts of General H.V. Boynton and Ferdinand Van Derveer, both veterans of the Army of the Cumberland, who saw the need for a national park to preserve and commemorate these battlefields during a visit to the area in 1888.

Plane - There are flights into Chattanooga Metropolitian Airport. Rental car agencies are also available. Or fly into Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport and rent a car.

Car - Chickamauga Visitor Center is located 1 mile south from the intersection of Hwy 2 (Battlefield Parkway) and Hwy 27 in Fort Oglethrope, Georgia. Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center is located on East Brow Road atop Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

Public Transportation - Public transportation to Chickamauga Battlefield is not available. City buses from Chattanooga do run to the Lookout Mountain area.