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Shiloh National Military Park

1055 Pittsburg Landing Rd., Shiloh, TN 38376
731-689-5696
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Shiloh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, National Parks, Battlefields, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Walking
Description: Park honoring the Civil War battle at Shiloh and containing the cemetery where the fallen soldiers were buried.
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Strongsville, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Standing in the Union cemetery at Pittsburgh Landing and seeing all the grave markers spreading out seemingly forever, you understand why it was called "Bloody Shiloh". It is a somber, moving experience to go here. The museum/visitor center is very good. I attended an interpretive presentation of a Union soldier's gear that included a live firing of a period rifle.... More

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Ashland, Montana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful park, and very well marked. We watched a great film at the visitor center, which also has many battle items. We took the driving tour, which was a bit confusing as the CD and maps don't match in order, but it was striking nonetheless. Being there in the still of the forest, the fields, the tall... More

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

On our way to Nashville from Mississippi we discovered Shiloh, we wanted to visit some Civil war sites so this was a perfect one. Stayed in Savannah, TN for the night and the following morning was dedicated to the Battlefield visit. Free of charge, incredible. The small Museum tour includes a wonderful 40 mins video explaining what happened on 6th/7th... More

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Owens Cross Roads,AL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening experience with out teen grandson. You feel as if you have lived the battle. Excellent video( see it first) at visitor center and an informative lecture ( brief)with park ranger. Then take your time with the self drive tour of entire park. We bought the cd to direct us. Only very small complaint is the... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I am British and have spent the last 27 years on and off visiting battlefields, reading (most notably Robert Selph Henry and Shelby Foote) and watching (of course Ken Burns and others) about the War between the States. I have stood on Little Round Top, walked around Mannassas, stood on the sunken road (why were there so many sunken roads?)... More

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The Hill Country, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We visited Shiloh to retrace some family history. My husband's great-great-grandfather was wounded in the battle of Shiloh. This is a HUGE park, and incredibly well-documented. The park rangers are walking history books. My husband showed him the information on his grandfather and they started pulling out directories and maps. I purchased a map of the park upon which they... More

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Au Train, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

If you haven't been here, you need visit this National Park... It is beautiful and humbling... a piece of our American History.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A small museum at the visitor centre and an informative video, 45 minutes long (starts every hour on the hour), gave us a clear explanation of the battle which took place in 1862. A walk around the peaceful cemetery afterwards belied the horrors of what had happened.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The location of this battlefield is a bit out of the way. However, this battlefield is really well preserved. The numerous markers and available maps allows the visitor to really understand the battle. It allows you to view the beauty of the Tennessee countryside and you really feel the contrast of what happened there during the war. It is definitely... More

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Independence, MO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

One of my lifelong passions has been visiting National Parks, especially battlefields. I have not been able to get to Shiloh.... in all of these years. Last week, I was able to finally visit this battlefield. It was very well maintained, very well marked out (it was easy to follow the tour map) and the greatest thing was how beautiful... More

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