The Passage is a pedestrian link between downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee River at Ross’s Landing (the city’s original settlement, named for the Cherokee Chief John Ross). The project is the nation’s largest public art project celebrating Cherokee history and culture. The piece, created by Cherokee Artists Gadugi (Cherokee Artists Working Together) of Oklahoma, was opened to the public in May 2005 as part of an overall effort to redevelop the Chattanooga riverfront.
Ross’s Landing was established in 1816 by John Ross and he operated it as a successful trading post until 1838 when the location served as a departure point from the Trail of Tears. Today downtown Chattanooga has a developed riverwalk and healthy downtown area featuring a large aquarium, several museums, and a minor league baseball stadium.
Photos Copyright Christina Berry, All Things Cherokee
The Passage Travel Details
The site is open year-round.
Directions: The Passage is located in downtown Chattanooga, along the riverwalk at Ross’s Landing, beside the Aquarium. For specific directions, click the “Directions” link in the location bubble of the map above and enter your starting location on the left.
GPS & Map: 35.05680478270956,-85.31023263931274