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Tupelo National Battlefield

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS 38804
662 680 4025; 800 305 7417
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Tupelo
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Cultural
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, National Parks, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Roswell, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I am a photographer and writer for National Park Planner (npplan.com) and I visited the Tupelo National Battlefield in November 2014. The park commemorates the Battle of Tupelo, fought on July 14-15, 1864, between the army of Union General Andrew J. Smith and Confederate Generals Stephen Lee and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Smith was tasked with hunting down and destroying Forrest... More 

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north_alabama
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104 reviews 104 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very small corner lot with no parking. Had to drive around the block to look at the site. Really not worth the trouble to seek out to visit.

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Jackson, TN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The best thing about this visit was laughing & thinking that I've visited the nation's smallest national park. The worst part about it was passing the park and turning around in a shady city park to get back to the small corner lot where this park is located. It really is just a corner lot. At least I can say... More 

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Pulaski
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98 reviews 98 reviews
67 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was hard to spot along the road and then we had trouble finding a place to park. We wanted to get out and look, but it is not set up to encourage that. It is a nice tribute, though, to those who died in that fight.

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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Only a couple of acres takes about ten minutes to see and get the photo's if your interested in the American civil war it's worth the stop

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Honey Grove, Texas
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42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The old battlefield has been overrun by the city of Tupelo, so not much of it is left. It is a good stop, and it won't take long to visit the attractions.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

always love anything to do with history.beautiful weather and the people were very nice and knowledgeable.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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289 reviews 289 reviews
116 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a very meaningful memorial, but sadly it has to be seen on a main street. A few monuments, and just two Confederate graves. A memory to hundreds of slain soldiers, not paid attention to in the busy rush of everyday life. Wish there was more to it. A shame that people go out of their way to see... More 

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Mississippi
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94 reviews 94 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The "battlefield" is less than the size of a football field with a few plaques. We initially thought it was an actual place to visit? Drive by! It's the same thing as stopping

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Columbus, Mississippi
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

this historic landmark has not received good ratings. perhaps it's because the people do not understand the important historical value. read up on this battlefield and then visit. you will find that the past will come alive. this is an awesome place to visit.

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