Photo above: The Battle of Chickamauga painting by Kurz and Allison, 1890. Photos courtesy Library of Congress. Chickamauga and Chattanooga is one of other parks around for the entire 100 years since the NPS founding date of August 25, 1916. On that date, it was part of the War Department, then transferred to the National Park Service in 1933. Right: Just one spectacular scene from Yellowstone National Park, the oldest National Park.
- Chickamauga and Chattanooga NPS 100th Events
Chickamauga and Chattanooga 100th Events
The National Military Park will be hosting a variety of 2016 events on their calendar that are considered part of the National Park Service's 100th Anniversary celebrations. There are many other special events on the calendar as well. Stop back for more info on time and place when they become available.
NPS Centennial Program
Date/Time: April 23. 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Location: Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.
Event: For 100 years, the National Park Service has cared for our nation's special places. How have people found their parks during that time? Join a ranger for a 2-hour, car caravan tour to celebrate the National Park Service's Centennial and share in the history of the last 100 years at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.
Carpetbaggers Wanted! Reconstruction in Chattanooga
Date/Time: July 16-17. Time: TBD.
Location: Join us on Saturday July 16 and Sunday July 17 at the Cravens' House on Lookout Mountain for a series of programs exploring how white Chattanoogans, Freedmen, and northern emigrants rebuilt the scenic city during Reconstruction.
Moccasin Bend: Centennial Event
Date/Time: July 30. TBD.
Location: Moccasin Bend National Archeological District.
Event: Centennial event programs will focus on Moccasin Bend and its stories. More info upcoming.
National Park Service Birthday: Point Park
Date/Time: August 25-28.
Location: Point Park.
Event: Free entrance to Point Park in celebration of the National Park Service's 100th Birthday!
Centennial Event at Chickamauga Battlefield
Date/Time: August 27.
Location: Chickamauga Battlefield.
Event: Centennial event programs. Check back for additional information about program events.
Blues in the Knob
Date/Time: September 10.
Location: Orchard Knob Reservation.
Event: More information will be forthcoming about this event.