Hours: Open Monday – Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM


Field Trips



We are excited about hosting this special event just for PreK-2 School Groups! Join us at the MOHHC for a reading of the children’s book The Making of a Hero written by Linda Moss Mines on May 18th. Special guests, Lesha Everett and her cast of puppets, will be here to engage students in learning about the heroic deeds and noble character of those who have received our nation’s highest military award for valor – the Medal of Honor!

We here at the MOHHC are aware of the importance of building literacy skills in this early age group and of the need to engage students in the learning process. This event is aimed at both supporting literacy development and making the history of the Medal of Honor, the stories of local Medal of Honor recipients, and the six character traits (courage, sacrifice, patriotism, commitment, integrity, and citizenship) associated with the Medal more accessible to little ones. 

Space is limited, and we anticipate a full booking this day. To secure your group’s participation, please complete the Field Trip form below, and we will confirm whether seating is still available. Pricing is the same as our regular field trips. Please see below for pricing details. 

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We suggest you allow at least 45 minutes to experience the galleries. The introductory video will require an additional 10 minutes. The galleries are designed to be self-guided, but we do offer a guided experience if booked in advance.

Admissions and Pricing

Please make group reservations as far in advance as possible. Advanced reservations are required to receive a group discount. Groups require 10 or more paying visitors. The discounted student rate is $7.95 for all ages. The driver and one adult chaperone for each 10 paying students are admitted free. Please plan to pay in full by check or credit card two weeks in advance: refunds for fewer participant numbers will be provided post processing if needed. Checks should be made payable to See Rock City who manages the ticketing for the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center.

Please mail checks to:                                                                                                                                                                                                      National Medal of Honor Heritage Center                                                                                                                                                                          P.O. Box 11467                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chattanooga, TN 37401 


The MOHHC is in downtown Chattanooga and the entrance faces Aquarium Plaza. A bus turn-around is available for loading and unloading at 2 W Aquarium Way and Broad Street. Free bus parking is available on Power Alley behind the IMAX Theater and on Riverfront Parkway under the Olgiati Bridge (Hwy 27).

Rules for Visiting the Galleries

Teachers and chaperones are required to stay with students at all times. All student groups will require one adult for every ten students.

Many valuable artifacts and technical equipment are used in the galleries in order to provide an interactive experience for visitors. Please provide adequate supervision for students to ensure their safety as well as a proper understanding of the displays. Please encourage them to respect the reading rails and all signage.

No food or drinks are allowed in the galleries. There are trash and recycling containers available in the lobby to discard all items before entering the galleries.


The elevator is located on the right side of the lobby, adjacent to the stairs. Please make sure any students who use the elevator are accompanied by an adult.

Restrooms and Water Fountains

Restrooms are available on the first and second floors. On the first floor they are located past the stairs and down the hall to the left. On the second floor they are located at the far end of the Heritage Center past the last gallery. There are accommodations for disabled visitors in both locations. There are water fountains near the restrooms on the first floor.

Please plan to arrive before your scheduled time if your students need a restroom break.


The National Medal of Honor Heritage Center understands the importance of accommodations to support all visitors. Please inform the Director of Education if additional assistance will be required for any visiting students.