Welcome to Fort Oglethorpe
Gateway to Chickamauga National Military Park and home to the “Fighting 6th Cavalry.”

Fort Oglethorpe has a unique and curious history. From its Cherokee Indian past to the War Between the States, from days as a U.S. Army Cavalry Post to the past half-century as a thriving city, many diverse epochs and events have contributed to the Fort Oglethorpe of today.

Fort Oglethorpe has it all for the history buff, the family vacationer, or week-end getaway. Located just 15 minutes from Chattanooga, TN you’ll enjoy all the amenities without the hassle of big city traffic or high priced accommodations.

“Experience the day of soldier and steed and southern hospitality” in Fort Oglethorpe.

Fort Oglethorpe is located 15 minutes from Chattanooga,Tennessee. Conveniently located 6 miles off Interstate 75, Exit 350 (Battlefield Pkwy / Hwy 2). From Chattanooga take Interstate 24 to Rossville Blvd South Exit.

Georgia Visitor Information Center is located South on Interstate 75 between Exits 353 and 350.

Fort Oglethorpe Tourism Center is located inside the 6th Cavalry Museum at 6 Barnhardt Circle. Open Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 4 pm.

Fort Oglethorpe Tourism Association 6 Barnhardt Circle Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742.  Mailing Address:  PO Box 2011 Fort Oglethorpe, GA  30742.
Call 706-861-2860 or e-mail chris@6thcavalrymuseum.com for more information.

Download our brochure for a listing of all the places you can see, shop, dine, and stay when you visit Fort Oglethorpe. Click on the image to the left to download a PDF.      

Vintage Base Ball 2022
Plays April 23 @ 12 & 2, May 21 @ 11, 1 & 3, June 11 @ 1, July 9 and 30 @ 12 and 2, August 13 @ 12 & 2 and August 27 @ 1 for the 6th Cavalry Cup Championship.
More details on EVENT Page
"Honoring Those Who Serve" Festival
Saturday, May 14, 10am - 12 pm
at Honor Park on Cleburne Street
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"Halloween Spooktacular"
Trick or Treat Party
Saturday, October 29, 5 - 8 pm
at Honor Park on Cleburne Street
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"Honoring Those Who Serve" Parade and Festival 
Saturday, November 5, Parade at 10:30 am along LaFayette Road, festival follows on Polo Field on Barnhardt Circle until 5 pm. 
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Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon 2022 is Nov. 12
Half-Marathon, Kid's Marathon and  Fort Oglethorpe 5-K
visit battlefieldmarathon.com for more info and to register.