During the United States Civil War the Confederate armies of Chattanooga used the East Brow of Lookout Mountain as their ... More
Point Park and Ochs Museum
During the United States Civil War the Confederate armies of Chattanooga used the East Brow of Lookout Mountain as their lookout point. The panoramic view of the valley gave the Confederates an advantage over any approaching Union Army. However, during the bloody battle for Chattanooga, the northern troops waited for the clouds to fall upon the point and advanced under the cloud cover. Before the Southern troops knew what was happening, their fate was sealed. This park and museum commemorates this struggle for visual superiority. The Confederates were defeated and the post captured, but it was a valiant battle now known as the Battle Above the Clouds. Open daily from 8 am.
We asked for directions to Point Park at the visitors center and were told to drive to a certain point and then follow the signs. This would work if the signs pointed in the correct direction! We got directions from two more places along the way before we found it. Once there, the views are incredible! It is inexpensive ($3 per person), but be prepared to walk quite a bit. When we visited, the Ochs Museum was closed for renovation, but the observation decks around it were still open. Be advised that there are stairs and somewhat steep hills to get to the deck, but what a view. I liked all the signs that told you what you were looking at and how it was relavent to the battles.
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