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  • We Are Open With Safety In Mind

    Our goal is to make sure our guests have a safe and meaningful experience in our galleries.
  • Bricks of Honor

    Help us pave the way for the new National Medal of Honor Heritage Center by purchasing a brick to honor a veteran or loved one!
  • Celebration of Valor

    Save the Date and plan on joining us on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Chattanooga Convention Center for one of Chattanooga’s most inspiring event – our annual Celebration of Valor Luncheon. This year, we are honored to have Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter as our keynote speaker.

A First Class Experience

To Find The Hero Within

Chattanooga is where our nation’s highest military honor for valor was first awarded. Experience the powerful stories of ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things. Spending just an hour or two at Chattanooga’s newest attraction will inspire you and your family with the values demonstrated by Medal of Honor recipients - patriotism, courage, citizenship, integrity, sacrifice and commitment.

  • Patriotism
  • Citizenship
  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Sacrifice
  • Commitment
About The Medal of Honor Heritage Center

Exploring recipients through what they left behind

The Charles H. Coolidge National Heritage Center takes care of over 6,000 objects that help tell the story of Medal of Honor recipients and fellow veterans from the Civil War forward. These objects are tangible reminders of the sacrifice of our men and women in arms. Please enjoy learning more about our collection.
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Where Education Meets Inspiration

A key focus of the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center is education. We extend beyond the Heritage Center walls to help current and future generations locally and across our country find the relevance of the Medal of Honor in their own lives. Thanks to our dedicated staff and volunteers, we teach the common character traits that embody Medal of Honor recipients – Patriotism, Citizenship, Courage, Integrity, Sacrifice and Commitment. In doing so, we believe our youth – our future leaders – will learn to emulate these six character traits to make their lives and communities better.

Events


Celebration of Valor Luncheon

September 21, 2021

We invite Save the Date and plan on joining us on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Chattanooga Convention Center for one of Chattanooga’s most inspiring…

Virtual Book Club

Saturday in August 2021, exact date TBA

Please join us for our next Virtual Book Club in August 2021 (exact date TBA)!  An in person option at the Heritage Center may also…

3rd Annual Clay Shoot

Friday, October 1, 2021

SAVE THE DATE — Make plans to join us for the 2021 Clay Shoot presented by Johnson Reference Books and Militaria. This annual event raises…

Volunteer

The National Medal of Honor Heritage Center has numerous exciting opportunities in which you can get involved. We invite you to become a volunteer today and support our mission to memorialize the history of our nation's highest military award for valor, from the first Medals awarded in 1863 to present day, and educate future generations of Americans about the six character traits associated with their gallantry -- Patriotism, Citizenship, Courage, Integrity, Sacrifice and Commitment.

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