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Free Entrance to Point Park, on Lookout Mountain, Friday, November 11,
in Celebration of Veterans Day
Fort Oglethorpe, GA: Point Park, atop Lookout Mountain and part of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National
Military Park, is waiving the entrance fee on Friday, November 11, to celebrate Veterans Day.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park has numerous unique traits, including its creation and
establishment. In 1890, 18 years after Yellowstone National Park was established as the first in the world,
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park was created. It took US and Confederate veterans, all of
whom fought in these battles, coming together to spearhead a movement to create the United States’ first
national military park. These veterans felt it imperative to preserve and commemorate these battlefields for
those who fought and for those who lives were lost. On this Veterans Day, visit Chickamauga Battlefield in
Fort Oglethorpe, GA, and Lookout Mountain Battlefield in Lookout Mountain, TN, to experience the reason
those veterans sought to preserve and commemorate these now-hallowed grounds.
Visit Point Park on this fee free day to indulge in the views and scenery of the Chattanooga Valley from 2,100
feet above, hike the natural and wildlife-abounding Lookout Mountain Battlefield’s 30-miles of trails, while
learning the historical significance of this area during America’s Civil War in what became known as “The
Battle Above the Clouds.” During the day, park rangers will provide programs at 11 am and will also be
available at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center from 8:30 am to 5 pm to answer questions and
provide information about the park and the Battles for Chattanooga.
For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the
Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at
423-821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.
Release Date: November 2, 2022
Contact: Todd Milsaps, todd_milsaps@nps.gov, 706-866-9241 x141
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
News Release
Public Information Officer
3370 LaFayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
706-866-9241 x139 phone
www.nps.gov/chch
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
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