Ongoing reenactments of Civil war battles, open fields, deer, nice walking, running, cycling trails and paved areas. Great place for a picnic.
What a gorgeous, well preserved battlefield. The battlefield is in danger of being sold off in tracts to developers in a beautiful bustling city. I would highly recommend visiting this historic battlefield before the urban sprawl claims it. There is much to see and beautiful rolling hills. Lots of history in this battlefield. Enjoy it and learn from it while... More
The park rangers were great and pointed out some of the more interesting parts of the battlefield. He also picked out what we needed to do with the time we had. I thought the kids would be bored, but the loved running around the trails and pretending to look for the "blue and grey". We also researched the cemetery from... More
This is a pretty interesting battlefield. It had a nice visitor center (you'll have to remember to get your passport stamped!) and it had leisurely trails to take at your own pace. The rangers were very friendly and were able to answer all my questions. As a person who has a degree in history, I naturally found this location interesting.... More
If you're not interested in history, don't come here. But if you are, you'll enjoy the museum and driving tours of the site. We recommend watching the movie inside first for a little background information on the battles, it's only about 9 minutes but very interesting.
The Civill War trail through Tennessee isn't complete without a trip to Stones River National Battlefield. On a recent trip the volunteer docent gave us a very good description of what happened, which general was where and how the battle came about. It helped with understanding what went on here better than reading or even watching the short video. He... More
The numbers are hard to comprehend. Even more difficult to fathom is the work of the African Americans noted in the cemetery signs assigned to dig up from mass graves the fallen to identify them and to reassign to new graves.
This site has a visitor center with an excellent film and museum. I followed this by a driving tour. The map was exact and the signage clear. What I liked is that at each stop you can use your cell phone and call to get information about the stop. It is very well done. It took me about 3 hours... More
Great place to see and review our country's history. If you are traveling to see Civil War Battlefields, then this should be on your list. Very nicely maintained and worth the time!
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