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Stones River National Battlefield

Address: 3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone Number: 615-893-9501
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Murfreesboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
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, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
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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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

My son enjoyed completing the Jr Ranger program and earning his medal. We enjoy learning more local history when we explore places like this.

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Castroville, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We stopped on a whim and were we ever glad we did. The park ranger gave a wonderful detailed narrative of the battle and just brought it all to life. If you have an hour or two, please make the stop. You will be glad you did.

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Springfield, Il
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very interesting Civil War visit for anyone interested in the Civil War. Be sure to take the tour with a guide. Then drive around and through the battle field. Cemetery also very interesting.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I find it weird to rate and review national parks. But since Trip Advisor has that category, I will add my voice. I am not a Civil War buff; I am a National Park visitor and writer. I look at parks as a way to unify the nation and to explain history to nonexperts. Stones River was the site of... More 

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bluegrass state
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84 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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