Roadtrip: Civil War Heritage Sites

Southeast Tennessee’s Civil War stories are closely tied to the places where heroism, violence, sacrifice, and commitment from both soldiers and civilians have forever left their mark. Follow this trail to some of the most compelling places in Tennessee’s history, including the South’s first major battlefield park at Chickamauga-Chattanooga; monuments to both the North and South; historic homes; and modern museums.

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Be sure to check out these locations:

Battles for Chattanooga Musuem

1110 East Brow Road
Lookout Mountain, TN 37421
423-821-2812

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Beersheba Inn

Armfield Avenue
Beersheba Springs, TN 37305

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Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theater

1060 Main Street
Whitwell, TN 37397
423-658-7478

Civil War dinner theater performance offering period-themed meal.

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Buttram Cemetery

Walnut Grove Road
Dayton, TN 37321

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Cedar Grove Cemetery

S Hill Street
Athens, TN 37371

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Charleston Cumberland Presbyterian Church

8267 N Lee Hwy
Charleston, TN 37310
423-336-5004

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Chattanooga Confederate Cemetery

East 5th Street
Chattanooga, TN 37421

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Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37408
423-855-6591

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Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

3370 Lafayette Road
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
706-866-9241

The oldest and largest of America’s Civil War parks, commemorates the 1863 battles for Chattanooga that marked a major turing point in the war.

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Confederate Burial and Memorial

Chillhowee Mountain Road
Ducktown, TN 37326

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Cravens House

Point Park Visitors Center
Lookout Mountain, TN 37421
423-821-7786

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Dining with the Dead

Cochran Cemetery
Englewood, TN

Annual event held in the Fall. Candlelit tour of historic Cochran Cemetery, which “comes to life” during the event with the ghosts of Civil War soldiers and other hometown heroes.

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Historic Fort Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

Fort Hill Cemetery
Cleveland, TN

Annual event held each October. History walking tour featuring the resting place of Civil War soldiers.

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Meigs County Historical Museum

200 Smith Avenue
Decatur, TN 37322
423-334-4424

Artifacts and genealogy research material for Meigs County, TN and some neighboring counties.

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Missionary Ridge – Bragg Reservation

North Crest Road
Chattanooga, TN 37408

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Moccasin Bend National Archeological District

381 Moccasin Bend Rd.
Chattanooga, TN  37405
706-866-9241

A 750-acre historic park with a three-mile loop trail along historic Brown’s Ferry Federal Road, which served as a route along the Trail of Tears and as a Civil War supply line.

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National Medal of Honor Museum

Northgate Mall, Hwy 153
Chattanooga, TN 37343
423-877-2525

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Niota Depot

Main Street
Niota, TN 37826
423-568-2584

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Old College

204 E College Street
Athens, TN 37303

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Point Park Battlefield

Point Park Rd.
Lookout Mountain, TN
423-821-7786

The site of the Civil War battle commonly referred to as “The Battle Above the Clouds.” Includes visitor center and bookstore.  A unit of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. Admission Free.

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The Confederate Memorial Forest and Boyd Gap

US Highway 64
Ducktown, TN 37326

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