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Stones River National Battlefield

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Address: 3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone Number: 615-893-9501
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Description: Scene of a significant 1862 Civil War battle fought by 81,000 soldiers for...
Scene of a significant 1862 Civil War battle fought by 81,000 soldiers for control of middle Tennessee.
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Brings history alive

NPS did a great job here and staffed it with people that really know their history and want to share it. The video that explains the battle is very well done and the small museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

NPS did a great job here and staffed it with people that really know their history and want to share it. The video that explains the battle is very well done and the small museum here is very informative.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Good place to visit to learn more about the Civil War. The first monument to fallen soldiers was built here before the war ended. Large cemetery and a good visitors center.

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Copalis Beach, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The stones river battle field is a great place to stop and see a historic battle field of the civil war lots of displays and a union and confederate cemeteries

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Wirtz, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Those familiar with the US Civil War will know the some of the history behind the Battle of Stones River. Those who are not familiar will be able to catch an idea of the massive troop movements and strategies deployed by both the Union and Confederate troops during the battle. While not generally considered a decisive battle of the conflict,... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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70 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you are in the Murfreesboro area, you must make this a stop. Take the walking tour if you are so inclined but be sure to watch the centers video..it's excellent. We bought battlefield troops movement maps and the audio car tour to help us understand what happened here. Wonderful experience.

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Columbus
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Once again, the National Park Service knocks it out of the ballpark with a $5 budget. I'm not sure how they do it on their shoestring budget (thank you, voters!) but we had another wonderful experience. My kids (9 & 11) did the junior ranger program; the volunteer ranger was great and funny with them. The visitor center was terrific.... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Did the cell phone tour while in town for business. Very informative, wasn't able to go to museum and gift shop due to time restraint. Enjoyed the history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This was my first time to this battlefield. The first thing we noticed was how packed the park was. There were people walking, running, walking their dogs, having picnics with their families, and all around just having a good time. We went to the visitor center where they gave us an overview of the battle and gave us a map... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We live very close to the battlegrounds and make a lot of trips to enjoy the walk and history. The grounds are connected to the green way and you can walk al the way to Cannonsburg (Murfreesboro) if you're up to it. This is a site of a massive Civil War battle which both sides lost a lot of personnel.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

When I took my son to see the battlefield, that was his reply freedom aint free. So it is good to see that am young person can easily recognize the sacrifices made here.

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