You should make sure to include this in your visit to Corinth. So much history here. Stop here after you've visited the Civil War Interpretive Center.
If you enjoy history, make this a stop next time that you visit Corinth, MS. You will learn about the former slave camp and see very good replica's of camp life in the many statues that line the short circular walkway.
The site of the village where emancipated slaves lived and worked during the occupation of Corinth during the Civil War is now a quiet walking area with many lovely statues depicting the lives at the camp.
Adjacent to the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center and part of the National Park Serive Shiloh National Military Park unit. Excellent to learn about the involvement of Northern Mississippi and Southern Tennessee in the war
The contraband camp is one of several places in the Corinth area that are Civil war sites. I really wanted to visit this site because the story of slaves and the impact of the Civil war had on their lives often isn't highlighted. I would suggest to visit the Corinth Interpretive center first before heading to the camp. There is... More
I don't know what we were thinking this would be but it was only a small park area with bronze statues. It would have been helpful to have some background on what happened there. We did go to the interpretive center and that did tell of the slaves lives but something more should be at the contraband camp site itself.
Great stop while in Corinth. allow about 30 minutes or so to walk through. Start at the interpretive center though so you will know about camp. there isnt info posted. start walk between concrete markers-however to the left near exit is a tree with a brochure on it. we didnt see it until we were leaving. it is a bit... More
This park is on the spot where a camp for runaway slaves was established during the civil war era. It is a beautiful, peaceful place with a few statues and displays. There are several benches to sit on as you walk around this park.
Many people do not know the story of African-Americans during the Civil War, but this park in Corinth, Miss. brings out an interesting chapter in their saga. Along a concrete walkway, a visitor can see life-size statues depicting the ways that escaped slaves, who gathered in Corinth, in 1862-63, attempted to begin to live free lives. Included are the basics... More
Get your directions from the Civil War Interpretive Center if you need them but this is well worth the visit. The thought of these people that were enslaved and then freed without any real preparation brought tears to our eys.
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