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Stones River National Battlefield

3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
615-893-9501
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Murfreesboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
Owner description: Scene of a significant 1862 Civil War battle fought by 81,000 soldiers for control of middle...
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Type: Battlefields, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Scene of a significant 1862 Civil War battle fought by 81,000 soldiers for control of middle Tennessee.

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233 reviews 233 reviews
83 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

we ran in one morning on our way home. It was cold and raining. YUCK. My son loves civil war things and doing the junior ranger program at the national parks. He has done 11 of them. This one was fun. Depending on the child's age you do various activities in their workbook and then turn it in for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Stones River National Battlefield is one of the premier Civil War sites. Not only is Murfreesboro one of the important battle fields in the Civil War, but this exhibit has a great deal of personal possessions and diaries and letters which give you a very first person feel for the war. Neither my wife, her 84 year old parents,... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As a runner, we often run through Stones River National Battlefield. There are paved trails and you can get in a good number of miles and see a huge portion battlefield on foot. However, if you are not a runner, the self driven tours or the walking/hiking tours are great. Everyone there is very friendly and very knowledgeable. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place is full of history. Its a must do!! We have been going back now and love to take our out of guests as well. It amazes them that our town made the history books.

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Carnation, Washington
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7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I had never heard of this Civil War battle but was visiting my family in town and had a day to kill. My son suggested this national shrine. It has an unassuming visitor center but well worth the stop. It has a short video that tells the story of the battle which actually occurred after Lee's surrender at Appomattox. Make... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Stones River Battlefield is hallowed ground. Just seeing the endless white grave stones of the fallen soldiers in the National Cemetery across the road from the Visitor's Center is sobering enough. The displays and their written narrative, along with the excellent video in the Visitor's Center theater, all contribute to a heart-wrenching story of heroism and sacrifice. The Park Rangers... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a small remnant of a very large Civil War Battlefield. The entire area of Middle Tennessee is covered with battlefields. Fortunately The Country and the State have been able to save some of the important sites. The tour of this site can be done fully in your car. the phone dial up for the history of each stop... More 

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Irvine
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Stones River is a hidden gem as not many people have heard of the battle before. The visitors' center is one of the better ones around. The self drive tour was well marked although I did not make two of the stops because it was very cold.

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Smyrna TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Being that I'm originally from the UK now a US Citizen I was asked to take someone to the National Battlegrounds at Stones River a while back and found it to be very informative and at the same time very sad place, seeing all the graves and reading all the history that went on in Murfreesboro and Nashville, just cant... More 

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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Nice way to close out our trip, lots of information. beautiful trials to walk or run. Great photo opportunities

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