Apr
20
to Apr 28

National Park Week

Celebrate YOUR National Parks and national treasures during National Park Week! Entry fees are waived at parks all across the country on the first day of National Park Week, Saturday, April 20th, including Point Park at the Lookout Mountain Battlefield. Learn more about National Park Week on the National Park Service website. How will you celebrate National Park Week this year?

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Apr
25
3:00 PM15:00

Pints For The Park!

We’re celebrating National Park Week with the Chattanooga Brewing Company on Thursday, April 25th with a special night of trivia, prizes and local brews to benefit National Park Partners! Come hang out at CBC with us and a portion of the sales proceeds will be donated to NPP! More information can be found here.

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Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

National Park Night at Chattanooga Football Club

For the love of the game! For the love of your park! Chattanooga Football Club returns to Finley Stadium on Saturday, April 27th to face AFC Mobile. In celebration of National Park Week, Chattanooga FC will be raising awareness and funds for National Park Partners during the game on Saturday night. Come on out for a great night of local sports and support YOUR national park! Don’t miss the auction for a chance to bid on great local items. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit National Park Partners! and Ticket and venue information is here. #Encuentratuparque #FindYourPark

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May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Chickamauga Battlefield Bike Ride

Join a park ranger for a guided bicycle tour through Chickamauga Battlefield. Loaner bikes are available by calling Outdoor Chattanooga at 423-643-6888. No reservations needed if you are riding your own bike.

National Park Partners teams up with Outdoor Chattanooga on Ranger-guided educational and recreational tours of our National Park. NPP dedicates funding every year for Outdoor Chattanooga to provide bicycles and canoes or kayaks, free of charge, to tour participants (you are welcome to bring your own gear if you prefer).

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Jun
22
9:30 AM09:30

Lookout Creek Canoe Tour

Join a Park Ranger for a guided canoe tour exploring Chattanooga's Civil War waterways on Lookout Creek. This program requires reservations through Outdoor Chattanooga by calling 423-643-6888. Directions to the event site will be given when you make your reservation.

National Park Partners teams up with Outdoor Chattanooga on Ranger-guided educational and recreational tours of our National Park. NPP dedicates funding every year for Outdoor Chattanooga to provide bicycles and canoes or kayaks, free of charge, to tour participants (you are welcome to bring your own gear if you prefer).

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Jul
20
9:30 AM09:30

Lookout Creek Canoe Tour

Join a Park Ranger for a guided canoe tour exploring Chattanooga's Civil War waterways on Lookout Creek. This program requires reservations through Outdoor Chattanooga by calling 423-643-6888. Directions to the event site will also be given at the time of your reservation.

National Park Partners teams up with Outdoor Chattanooga on Ranger-guided educational and recreational tours of our National Park. NPP dedicates funding every year for Outdoor Chattanooga to provide bicycles and canoes or kayaks, free of charge, to tour participants (you are welcome to bring your own gear if you prefer).

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Aug
17
9:30 AM09:30

Lookout Creek Canoe Tour

Join a Park Ranger for a guided canoe tour exploring Chattanooga's Civil War waterways on Lookout Creek. This program requires reservations through Outdoor Chattanooga by calling 423-643-6888. Directions to the event site will be given when you make your reservation.

National Park Partners teams up with Outdoor Chattanooga on Ranger-guided educational and recreational tours of our National Park. NPP dedicates funding every year for Outdoor Chattanooga to provide bicycles and canoes or kayaks, free of charge, to tour participants (you are welcome to bring your own gear if you prefer).

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Sep
5
5:00 PM17:00

National Treasures: Party at Point Park

Save the date for the 11th Annual National Treasures: Party at Point Park on Thursday evening, September 5th. Plans are in the works now for another wonderful fundraiser this year featuring supportive friends, delicious food and live music. Plus, this is the only time all year that the iconic Umbrella Rock, Chattanooga's first tourist attraction, is open to our guests for photos.

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Sep
21
9:30 AM09:30

Chickamauga Battlefield Bike Ride

Join a park ranger for a guided bicycle tour through Chickamauga Battlefield. Loaner bikes are available by calling Outdoor Chattanooga at 423-643-6888. No reservations needed if you are riding your own bike.

National Park Partners teams up with Outdoor Chattanooga on Ranger-guided educational and recreational tours of our National Park. NPP dedicates funding every year for Outdoor Chattanooga to provide bicycles and canoes or kayaks, free of charge, to tour participants (you are welcome to bring your own gear if you prefer).

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Oct
19
9:30 AM09:30

Chickamauga Battlefield Bike Tour

Join a park ranger for a guided bicycle tour through Chickamauga Battlefield. Loaner bikes are available by calling Outdoor Chattanooga at 423-643-6888. No reservations needed if you are riding your own bike.

National Park Partners teams up with Outdoor Chattanooga on Ranger-guided educational and recreational tours of our National Park. NPP dedicates funding every year for Outdoor Chattanooga to provide bicycles and canoes or kayaks, free of charge, to tour participants (you are welcome to bring your own gear if you prefer).

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Apr
13
8:30 AM08:30

Chickamauga Chase

The Chickamauga Chase is Chattanooga's oldest continuously run road race, and the event’s signature 15K event is one of America's oldest races at that distance. The courses take runners past many of the park's historic sites, monuments and markers within the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. The Chattanooga Track Club has partnered with National Park Partners on this annual event and donates a portion of each race registration to our cause. Additional information can be found on the CTC website here.

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Anthropology Hike at Moccasin Bend
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Anthropology Hike at Moccasin Bend

Due to the prolonged government shutdown, the Ranger programs scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District are cancelled - but don't let that keep you from continuing to explore YOUR Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park! National Park Partners is hosting a guided hike on Sunday, January 20th with Dr. Nick Honerkamp, UC Foundation Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. We'll follow in the footsteps of those forcibly removed during the Trail of Tears, and learn more about the critical role that same path played in the Civil War Campaign for Chattanooga just 25 years later.

Please dress for the weather and bring water and a folding chair, if you wish. We'll have some brief remarks at the trailhead, then walk the 3/4 of a mile trail to the Tennessee River at Brown's Ferry for an informative program with Dr. Honerkamp. Please help us keep this and our other six units of the Park clean by packing out what you pack in! This program is free and open to the public, with donations to National Park Partners gratefully accepted that will preserve, promote, and enhance the Park's historic and cultural resources. Need directions? Visit the CHCH webpage here: https://www.nps.gov/chch/learn/historyculture/brownsferryroad.htm

Photo credit: Nichole Abruzzise, taken from Sunset Rock.

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A Civil War Christmas - An American Musical Celebration
Dec
28
6:30 PM18:30

A Civil War Christmas - An American Musical Celebration

Cocktails | Food | Storytelling | Coffee | Dessert | Show

Mix and mingle with drinks and hors d’oeuvres during our social hour, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Mrs. Sonia Young will display memorabilia from the collection of her late husband, Mel.

Ranger Chris Young will be on hand sharing local Civil War stories, followed by seating for the musical performance at 8:00 p.m. in the Mildred M. Montague Circle Theatre.

Coffee and dessert served during intermission.

In honor of the 155th Anniversary of the Campaign for Chattanooga, tickets are $55 each (or $100 for two).

Click HERE to order tickets.

All proceeds benefit National Park Partners and our mission to conserve the natural, historic, and cultural resources of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, including Moccasin Bend National Archeological District.

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National Park Night at Flying Squirrel
Sep
19
to Sep 20

National Park Night at Flying Squirrel

We are thrilled to be teaming up with the fine folks at Flying Squirrel for National Park Night on September 19th! Part of our week-long series of events commemorating the 155th Anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga, this is a fun and easy way to support YOUR Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park while enjoying an evening of fantastic food and extensive drink selections. Flying Squirrel will generously donate 10% of the proceeds from open to close to further the mission of National Park Partners. We can't wait to see you there!

Click HERE to visit the Flying Squirrel website, and sneak peak the creative food and drink menus!

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National Treasures: Party at Point Park
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

National Treasures: Party at Point Park

UPDATE ON WEATHER: While there is about a 50-50 chance of a shower or thunderstorm, the forecast as of Wednesday morning is not calling for a steady downpour and so we will keep the event at Point Park! We recommend you bring an umbrella just in case and dress appropriately for potentially wet grass at the park. See you Thursday!

Don't miss our 10th Annual National Treasures: Party at Point Park! We'll have fantastic food and drinks, great music from the Power Players, and a variety of unique silent auction items from local shops, restaurants, experiences, and more! Best of all, this is the only time all year that the iconic Umbrella Rock, Chattanooga's first tourist attraction, is open to our guests for photos. We'll provide the ambience and the incredible views of the Tennessee Valley from Point Park - all we need is you! Come Treasure YOUR Park with us!

Photos from last year:

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Walking Tour of African-American Historic Sites
Aug
15
9:00 AM09:00

Walking Tour of African-American Historic Sites

National Park Partners received a grant through the "Centennial and Beyond" program of the National Environmental Education Foundation to support a two-year partnership between the National Park Service and the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. The goal of the project is for the National Park Service to develop programming that engages new audiences from the  communities in and around park lands. Through the grant support, National Park Partners developed a walking tour map of historic African-American sites in the downtown Chattanooga area, in conjunction with National Park Service Rangers, and will be hosting an inaugural walk of several of the sites. All are welcome!

9:00 a.m. - Gather at Bessie Smith Cultural Center for light refreshments and remarks. The tour begins around 9:30 a.m. and will be finished by 11:00 a.m. Dress appropriately for the summer weather. Click here to visit our Facebook event page - there, you can let us know if you plan to attend, and share the event with your friends and family!

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National Park Night at the Chattanooga Lookouts
Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

National Park Night at the Chattanooga Lookouts

This annual event raises funds to support the mission of National Park Partners, thanks to the generosity of the Chattanooga Lookouts! NPP collects proceeds of advance ticket sales, with hundreds of tickets donated each year to area youth groups such as Y-CAP, area recreation leagues, and the RBI (Returning Baseball to the Inner City) program. Contact us at 423.648.5623 if you'd like to purchase tickets, either to attend yourself or to donate tickets to these youth programs. Tickets are only $5 each, and Mondays are "Kids Eat Free" night at the Lookouts (kids 12 and under receive a free hot dog and drink). National Park Rangers will be on hand to greet the fans and hand out special giveway items. Visit the Lookouts website for directions and stadium information.

Thank you, Chattanooga Lookouts, for this wonderful partnership!

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