Tuesdays mean History Club at the Charles H. Coolidge National Medal of Honor Heritage Center. We always try to connect with the local community as much as we can while we’re Living Anywhere on Airbnb. So for a history nerd like me, hearing there was a tween & teen history club that I could join up with to learn about military history each week sounded perfect!
The museum itself is so cool. Chattanooga is considered the “birthplace of the medal of honor”. This museum celebrates the history of our nation’s highest military award for valor, from the first medals in 1863 up to the modern recipients. They also work to educate the next generation of Americans about the six character traits associated with the Medal recipients—which is why they offer cool educational programs like their history club. I loved exploring the museum during our lessons, but also during other visits. Their exhibits are immersive and work to put you “into the boots” of the medal of honor recipients.
The museum is fully accessible, with an elevator to the second floor where the exhibits are held and wide-open spaces. It’s located right by the aquarium, so there are several paid parking lots nearby that have accessible parking spots, but there aren’t any designated just for the museum. Not to worry though, the sidewalks and walkways that lead to the museum are easy to navigate, so you can plan your visit knowing access shouldn’t be an issue.