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“Nice historical park.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fortress Rosecrans

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Fortress Rosecrans
3501 Old National Highway, Murfreesboro, TN
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Murfreesboro
Type: Historic Sites
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“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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28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“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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