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Tunnel Hill, Georgia: Rebel Tunnel of Chetoogeta Mountain Team Field Report

Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Museum

215 Clisby Austin Drive, Tunnel Hill, GA
Tunnel Hill Heritage Center and Museum. I-75 exit 345. Drive south on US Hwy 41 for four miles. Turn left immediate after the bridge over the train tracks onto Oak St. When it veers left, stay straight onto Clisby Austin Drive. You'll see the museum and parking lot ahead, on the left.
M-Sa 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $6.
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Rebel Tunnel of Chetoogeta Mountain.

Rebel Tunnel of Chetoogeta Mountain

Opened 1850, abandoned 1928, restored and opened to the public in 2000. 1,500 feet of claustrophobia, which you can ride through on a tram. Report... [09/30/2018]

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Rebel Tunnel of Chetoogeta Mountain

Why call it "Rebel Tunnel?" Never heard of that name, which is almost offensive. The estate which is part of the tour was owned by a rather progressive gentleman who I believe supported the Union.

[Rodger Ling, 05/18/2021]

The tunnel was dug in Antebellum times and became a key supply link for the Confederacy between Chattanooga and Atlanta. The "Great Locomotive Chase" of 1862 passed through it.


Western Atlantic Railroad Tunnel and Museum

It was built so fast [in less than two years]. And "The General" locomotive chase passed through it.

[Laydon, 09/17/2016]

Ride a tram through the 1,500-foot-long tunnel, which is narrow and not for the claustrophobic. It was abandoned in 1928, then restored and opened to the public in 2000. Also here: the grave of rebel General Hood's leg.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Leg of the Gallant HoodLeg of the Gallant Hood, Tunnel Hill, GA - < 1 mi.
Atomic Mouse of GeorgiaAtomic Mouse of Georgia, Ringgold, GA - 4 mi.
Where The General Was CaughtWhere The General Was Caught, Ringgold, GA - 8 mi.
In the region:
Winged Hippie Bus, Private Jet, Rome, GA - 37 mi.

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