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Address: 3501 Old National Highway, Murfreesboro, TN
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Something different to see, take the ramp where you can view the fort from above and see the shape. I was fortunate to have watched a documentary on this place prior to my visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
New Market, Alabama
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Madison, Alabama
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we to see this fortress, the only thing we saw on this small lot was a stack of cannon balls with a historical sign. definetly no worht the small trip up the road.

Thank 117chucka
New Market, Alabama
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142 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Something different to see, take the ramp where you can view the fort from above and see the shape. I was fortunate to have watched a documentary on this place prior to my visit. This doesn't require a lot of time to see.

Thank Jgreenway151
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623 reviews
423 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 516 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This was the largest Union fort built during the civil war. Not much remains. There are some nice paved paths that meander through the woods where you can see some of the remains of the original earthworks overgrown by trees and vegetation. Built by freed slave and union soldiers, it was used to secure the supply route from Nashville to... More 

Thank Tennessee50plus
Farmville, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Interesting piece of history, nice walk connecting to the greenway. Lots of birds and wildlife in a well maintained area.

Thank warren r
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388 reviews
218 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I happened to overhear people talking about the fort. For some reason, the idea of an old west srockade is etched in people's minds when they hear the word "fort". For anyone who has visited more than one coastal fort, however, the hilly, reinforced mounds of earth are not "what's left", but the true meaning of the word. Construction of... More 

1 Thank nabenom
Dahlonega, Georgia
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224 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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.

Thank Travelingfrom865
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 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.

Thank cdrh
Nashville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

Thank James W
Marietta, Georgia
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100 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 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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