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Address: Chattanooga, TN

This historic home was the site of one of the most intense Civil War...

This historic home was the site of one of the most intense Civil War Battles.

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We went up there one evening. What a view of the city. There are several Union monuments and walking trails. What impressed us the most was the Williams House next to the Craven... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Murrayville, Georgia
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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543 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stopped by Craven's House while hiking on Lookout Mountain. It was around 4 PM on a Saturday and the house was not open. There's three large monuments on the property, One for New York, Ohio and Iowa. Plaques are around the property that discuss the history. Apparently this house was the command post for the Union Army and the... More 

Thank DealScout
Tucson, Arizona
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566 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house saw the battle first hand, it was used by both sides and was eventually destroyed. Rebuilt after and used again as a home, it is now a silent witness to the slaughter that took place in the front yard. While it is not open very often, the monuments, the views, the hiking trails all work in harmony to... More 

1 Thank Paul G
Murrayville, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We went up there one evening. What a view of the city. There are several Union monuments and walking trails. What impressed us the most was the Williams House next to the Craven House. It was built in the early 1900s and is slated to be demolished by the Park Service. What a shame!! The slate roof and architecture of... More 

Thank 9650
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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282 reviews
164 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I went alone with my dog to Craven's House today on a beautiful April Saturday. I did find a parking spot but I will say the parking lot is not that big so parking could be an issue. Its on top of Lookout Mountain and the road to get there is a little hairy with sharp turns and small roads.... More 

1 Thank aprilsumner
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34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This property was destroyed in the Civil War and rebuilt shortly thereafter. One can see it from the city of Chattanooga below. The parking lot is a good spot to begin hikes, but the house was not open when I was there.

Thank Janet L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited the Cravens House but it wasn't open, however there are things to look at and hiking. We took some great pictures up there.

Thank awatson1543
Atlanta, Georgia
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100 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Cravens house was the start of my walk up to table rock. The house was closed, but history abounds at the house, grounds and surrounding areas. The drive up to the house from Chattanooga is exciting and pretty, once you leave the neon lights. The meandering narrow roads leading to the house are fun. There are several historical markers telling... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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244 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

If you are on Lookout Mountain,, you should make an effort to stop and see the Cravens House. The place was a retreat for the citizens of Chattanooga during the hot summers and was also involved in the Battle Above the Clouds. You can walk up to the top of Lookout Mountain from here is so inclined and there are... More 

Thank Monica58860
boca raton
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168 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Well worth the drive up the mountain to see such an historical spot in our nation's history. The house itself was closed when we visited, but the grounds and other buildings nearby provided a most relaxing and interesting stop.

1 Thank Notanewbe
Sawyer, Michigan
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84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

There is great Civil War history with this place, but the views make it worth it even if you aren't a history buff. There are a couple of well marked trails to further delights up Lookout Mountain.

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