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Fortress Rosecrans

Address: 3501 Old National Highway, Murfreesboro, TN
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Murfreesboro
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
14 attraction reviews
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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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