Situated near the Northwest Georgia Mountains, the city of Dalton oozes with Native American, Civil War history and hiking trails waiting to be explored. Take your pick at one of the hotels in Dalton, GA below and discover all that Northwest Georgia has to offer, including:
Start your trip by stepping back into the Civil War period at Praters Mill. Explore the 1855 grist mill that was used as a camp site by soldiers from both sides. The tour also features a cotton gin, general store and a train caboose.
Pay your respect to the 421 unknown soldiers that died in Dalton hospitals during the Civil War at the Dalton Confederate Cemetery. Take a stroll around this large cemetery and observe more memorials and monuments that honor the individuals who lost their lives during the war.
Train fans will enjoy the Dalton Freight Depot in downtown Dalton for its live audio feed from train radios and proximity to active train tracks. In addition to the modern train features, this Depot has plenty of display cases on railroad and Civil War history, as well as a 1949 Southern "Crescent City" Pullman car outside.
Located atop Rocky Face Ridge overlooking Dalton, GA, you will come across the civil war site, Dug Gap Battle Park. This park has intact, breastworks that were built by Civil War soldiers during the Atlanta Campaign in 1864. Spend a few more hours walking on the Dug Gap Mountain’s hiking trails nearby for more lookout points of the city.
Take advantage of the Georgia weather and get outdoors at the 300-acre park, Heritage Point Park. With an abundance of fields and courts, there will be enough of open space (and picnic shelters) to have your own plot of privacy, or to have a peaceful walk along the trails.
Go to the site where The Great Train Chase of 1862 and battles in Tunnel Hill, GA took place at the Tunnel Hill Heritage Center. The 1,477 foot tunnel and museum offer a glimpse into one of the oldest railroad tunnels south of the Mason-Dixon Line as well as civil war artifacts from local family ancestry.
With so much to history to learn and trails to explore around Dalton, you might need more vacation days in this small Northwest Georgia town. However, you will not need to fight a battle to find a great place to call home by checking out the selection of Dalton hotels below.
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