Chattanooga and Vicinity


Chattanooga Regional History Museum

400 Chestnut Street

Chattanooga, TN  37402



Housed in a 1910 school building close to the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga, the museum portrays events in southeast Tennessee, northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama from prehistory to the present.


Chattanooga African American Museum

200 East Martin Luther King Blvd

Chattanooga, TN 37403



The museum is a source of multi-media presentations, rare artifacts, African Art, musical recordings and local African American newspapers that contribute to the African American experience.



Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

P.O. Box 2128

Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742



Established to commemorate and preserve the battlefields of the Civil War, activities include a self-guided auto tour, monuments, historic markers, hiking trails, and horse trails.  The visitor center contains exhibits and a multimedia program providing a unique orientation to the battle of Chickamauga



Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

201 High Street

Chattanooga, TN 37403

(423) 267-7176


The Houston Museum houses the fabulous decorative arts collection of the late Anna Safley Houston, an eccentric but discerning antiques dealer. On the tour, guides share Anna's extraordinary life story and take visitors through seven rooms of exhibits, where they see Victorian art glass, early American pressed glass, porcelain and pottery, furniture, toys, dolls, music boxes, and more.  The museum offers year-round and seasonal programs for a variety of age groups.  These are based on objects in the museum's collection but take place in the classroom, not at the museum.  For more information, please contact Amy Frierson, Museum Director, at (423) 267-7176



The Hunter Museum

10 Bluff View

Chattanooga, TN 37403



The Hunter Museum of American Art presents the breadth of American art and culture - from colonial portraits to images of contemporary America. Our vibrant education program welcomes school groups of all ages to study topics ranging from art to science, from history to ecology. We provide specially designed tours linked to all areas of the curriculum. Our galleries will be open through June 04 and then will close as we add an addition to the museum and reinstall all galleries and we will welcome groups again in mid April 2005 when they can experience their favorite pieces in new surrounds. For more information on tours, contact: Sharon Bass, Tour coordinator, 423-752-2043 ( and for general questions, contact Adera Causey, Curator of Education, 423 752-2053, (



Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum

4119 Cromwell Rd

Chattanooga, TN 37421



The largest operating railroad museum in the South, the TVRM was organized in 1959 to preserve the history of steam locomotives and passenger trains.  The Grand Junction Station hosts locomotives and train cars from the 1800's to present. A display car provides an educational tour of local railroad history and progress.