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Address: 3501 Old National Highway, Murfreesboro, TN
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Off the beaten path but you can see what is left of the largest earth fortification of the Civil War. Gates close at 5 and Rosecarns is located off the beaten path. Secluded so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Located in a city park, this is the remnant of a massive Civil War fort. You really have to read the signs to appreciate what was once there.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Off the beaten path but you can see what is left of the largest earth fortification of the Civil War. Gates close at 5 and Rosecarns is located off the beaten path. Secluded so recommend you go in a group.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We saw the sign and decided to go investigate. We really enjoyed the walk and learning about the history. We really appreciated how they've tried to preserve how the area was years ago since books are great but it's not the same as seeing it in person.

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Whitesburg, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I'm glad someone thought to save this piece of history!! Good parking, trails well kept, great for exercise or that evening historic stroll.

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Marietta, Georgia
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44 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Fortress Rosecrans, like many worthwhile Civil War sites, is not surrounded by brinks, stone masonry and wooden palisades. It is an earthen breastworks, or natural fortress, so common in defenses that had to be hastily erected and that could provide cover for troops and a way to avoid a direct hit from enemy bullets. While not as effective with cannon... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This park is part of the Civil War historical area in Murfreesboro, TN. It is also part of the Rutherford County Greenway. You can walk or bike from it to other historical sites in the area. It is a great place for a family activity.

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Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The fortress is actually just some dirt mounds but the signs atound the areas describe some of the events of the Battle of Stones River. This attraction is on or near the greenway.

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Ashland City, Tennessee
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Tucked away, next to a golf course and a mall, the Union fort in Murfreesboro is another site that Southerners almost let get away after the Civil War ... somehow, they managed to save a small part of the site, but not nearly enough ... I rate it very good based on what has BEEN saved and restored ... but... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Fortress Rosecrans was once a massive fortification which a portion can be seen via walking along a paved trail. Most of the fort is gone which is fine as the fortification looks the same as at the beginning. To see it all will require a lot of walking so be sure to carry drinking water! Worth a visit.

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Findlay Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

As we travel around the eastern United States, we stop at most Civil War sites. We hear of marches, battles, retreats, and on to the next battle. Little did I ever think of how the soldiers, equipment, supplies, etc get from here to there. This fortress, dirt walls is still surviving a hundred years later, 200 acres, holding up to... More 

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