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“Nice historical park.” 5 of 5 stars
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Fortress Rosecrans
3501 Old National Highway, Murfreesboro, TN
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Ranked #16 of 31 things to do in Murfreesboro
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice historical park.”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Tennessee
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Part of the Battle of Stones River”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Ashland City, Tennessee
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“Another historical site, saved, but hidden”
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 I'm sad that my ancestors are part of a group that resented it so that it suffered a similar fate to Fort Negley, in Nashville ...

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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Walk @ Fortress Rosecrans”
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.

Visited July 2012
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“What? Another Civil War Site?”
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 15,000 troops and having supplies for an army of 65,000 for several months. This, along with railroads, enabled the Union Army to move southeast during the rest of the war. Visiting it, and walking along the interpretative walkways, gave me many new ideas of how this war was fought.

Visited August 2012
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