Our tours are like a story, not resuscitation of dates and names. And like any good story, we encourage comments, debate and conversation. This conversation is facilitated by the tour guide and through a Q&A session at the final location.

Battle of Chattanooga


Participants will learn about Chattanooga’s founding and the important role the city played in the Civil War.

We travel by historic sites, state markers and monuments that tell the story of the November 1863 Battles for Chattanooga that took place at Knob Hill, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge.

Showcasing the rich history of downtown Chattanooga and its breathtaking natural surroundings, you will not soon forget this one-of-a-kind event.

You can choose our 2.5 hour tour, or customize your own.

4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Welcome Reception at The Hunter Museum

  • Overview of tour with scenic views of the Tennessee River

4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Travel by luxury van to see historic sites, including:

  • Ross’s Landing (Chattanooga’s founding)
  • Historic Fort Wood Neighborhood
  • Monuments at Orchard Knob and Missionary Ridge
  • Chattanooga National Cemetery (First U.S. military cemetery)

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Arrive at The Terminal Brew House

  • Discuss Battle Aftermath and Post Scripts

7 p.m.

Return to Hunter Museum or Dinner Location of Your Choosing

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About The Guide

Matt Spaulding is a 24-year veteran of the communications industry. He is the president of Spaulding Communications, an instructor of business communication at Georgia State University and a former consulting fellow to Battlefield Leadership. He has led participants on specialized “urban battlefield tours” in Atlanta, Chattanooga and at Trenton/Princeton, N.J.

“We all said it was the best tour we had ever been on.”

“A fantastic tour with just the right amount of fun and history.”

“One of the absolute best historical tours I have ever taken.”