Friends of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Friends of the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
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Established in 1986, Friends of the Park is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as an advocate for the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, helping to preserve, promote and enhance its resources for the benefit of the public.



Core Values


Respect for our past. We honor America's history and support the Park in preserving hallowed ground and irreplaceable cultural resources.

Fiscal stewardship. We are dedicated to ongoing financial support for Park needs. We commit ourselves to fiscal sustainability, excellent stewardship of contributed funds, and sound relationships with partners who can help us achieve our mission.

Service to the public. We are aligned with the Park in serving the public. We strive to engage the entire community in our efforts to promote public understanding of the Park and appreciation of its significance. We endorse excellence, relevance and inclusiveness in the Park's educational outreach and visitor experiences. 




Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park commemorates vivid stories of conflict, change, reconciliation and reunion. It is a place for remembrance, reflection and discovering more about what it means to be an American. Established as the first national military park and first national historical park, it remains the model for all others.


As Friends, we enhance the Park and strive to instill in others our passion for all it symbolizes. By engaging the public, volunteers, partners and donors in our work, we inspire the community and every Park visitor to honor the past, better understand its relevance to lives today, and preserve it for the future.




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