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The Death Knell of the Confederacy: The Civil War’s Legacy in Chattanooga

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Recommended 3 or 4-night itinerary

  • Three Nights’ Hotel Accommodations
  • Full Breakfast Buffet at the hotel three mornings
  • Sweet Magnolia Step-on Tour Guide for all days
  • We Were Soldiers: A Soldier’s Experience at Missionary Ridge (Sherman Reservation)
    A park ranger will explain what life was like for a Civil War soldier.
  • River City Sessions Dinner Show or Dinner Cruise on Southern Belle Riverboat
  • Incline Railway
    The Incline’s trolley-style cars climb through the natural beauty surrounding historic Lookout Mountain at a breathtaking 72.7% grade – straight up! Sit back and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and valleys from the observation windows on the train as well as the panoramic views from the observation tower at the Incline’s top station.
  • Battles for Chattanooga
    Located on Lookout Mountain at the entrance to historic Point Park, The Battles for Chattanooga is the perfect starting point for your tour of the area’s Civil War battle sites. This one-of-a-kind storytelling experience uses the latest technology to bring to life the tumultuous battle days of one of our country’s greatest struggles fought here in November of 1863. Hear and see about Chattanooga’s Battle Above the Clouds and Sherman’s assault on Missionary Ridge before his historic March to the Sea. View an excellent relic and weapon collection while perusing the bookstore for well-known works about the Civil War.
  • Point Park
    Point Park is a ten-acre memorial park that overlooks the Lookout Mountain Battlefield and the city of Chattanooga.
  • Lunch and Free Time at Rock City
    Located atop Lookout Mountain, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking “See 7 States” panoramic views. Begin with a delicious lunch at the Big Rock Grill. Then, take an unforgettable journey along the Enchanted Trail where each step reveals natural beauty and wonders along the woodland path.
  • Buttonwillow Civil War Dinner Theatre
    The year is 1864. A die-hard Tennessee Unionist runs into his Confederate cousin; both struggle to understand the other’s view of saving their precious South. Based on actual events.
  • Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District
    The Removal West: The Trail of Tears Across Moccasin Bend. Take a 1.2mile round-trip guided hike along the Brown’s Ferry Road to the Tennessee River and learn about one of the darkest times in American History, the forced removal of the Cherokee.
  • Lunch at Sticky Fingers Ribhouse
  • Chickamauga Battlefield
    The visitor center has exhibits on the Civil War era, as well as exhibits specifically on the 1863 Campaign for Chattanooga. Additionally, the park shows a 26-minute orientation film, The Campaign for Chattanooga: Death Knell of the Confederacy.
  • Dinner at Bea’s Restaurant
  • Ruby Falls
    Come tour the falls for yourself and see why it has been one of the best Chattanooga attractions for over 85 years.
  • Missionary Ridge Local Train Ride at Tennessee Valley Railroad
    Our most frequent service — called the “Local” for short — trips begin at our Grand Junction Station and take passengers over four bridges and through the pre-Civil War Missionary Ridge Tunnel. The trip is 55-60 minutes long and includes a turntable demonstration and brief tour of the TVRM restoration shop in East Chattanooga.

Following are per person package rates, including all taxes and fees.

  • Adult double occupancy starts at $459.00
  • Student double occupancy starts at $399.00

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