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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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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Charleston, South Carolina
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273 reviews 273 reviews
145 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I allotted myself an 1 1/2 hour tour for this battlefield, since I had to drive to Western Tennessee for a visit to Shiloh the following day. After taking the driving tour, and visiting the different locations that were spread around the entire town, it took over 3 hours. A great battlefield and piece of history.

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Brandon, Mississippi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

When I visited, there were few visitors, which gave the place a quiet, spiritual ambience and allowed a lot of undistracted time to soak in what happened during the battle. I appreciate the NPS doing such a great job and preserving many of our civil war battlefields. This site is surrounded by encroaching development, but enough is preserved to reflect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

very interesting place where some of the bloodiest battles took place. About a 2 mile paved loop and a 4 mile trail loop. Quite fun to run/walk/hike with short breaks to learn some history. Good bathroom facility with a small museum at the welcome center

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Berkeley, California
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148 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I am not a particular student of the Civil War but I like history in general and the Civil War was such a pivotal moment in American history it's hard not be fascinated by it. Stone's River was a particularly bloody battle of the Civil War; 1/3rd of all combatants (Union and Confedeate) were counted as casualties (killed, wounded, or... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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63 reviews 63 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went through the visitors center and watched a video. They have an excellent exhibit which is free and takes a little over an hour plus the video. Well worth the trip. A major battle took place here.

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La Vergne, Tennessee, United States
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12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband is a Civil War buff so I get an education any time we go to a battlefield. We live very close to Stones River so we've been here several times. There could be more markers. I'm assuming a lot were taken out by the tornado that ripped through the park and so I'm hoping they'll be replaced. There's... More 

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