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Bronze Sculptures are So Cool

Small park a little off the beaten path, but the park ranger at the Corinth National Park provided... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Clear Lake, MN
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Well kept secret about Corinth's role after Battle of Shiloh

I grew up in Corinth and visited for the first time in 15 years. I had never heard of the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2017
Bill R
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Many African Americans who fled Southern plantations and farms seeking freedom and protection found the Union occupied Corinth to be a secure location. Union General Grenville Dodge understood what effect the defection of thousands of African...more
902 N Parkway St, Corinth, MS 38834-4405
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

The protection provided by the Federal troops occupying Corinth attracted escaped slaves seeking freedom. The influx increased significantly after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862 proclaiming that slaves in states still in rebellion as of January 1, 1863 were free. The theory behind the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

This is nice place to visit after a stop at the Civil War Interpretive Center. We got some great photos of the statues and spent some time in quiet reflection. I hope there are plans in the works to expand this camp into an actual...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Small park a little off the beaten path, but the park ranger at the Corinth National Park provided excellent directions. It is short walk thru a grassy area with life size bronze statues of freed slaves performing routine tasks. Very informative plaques explain that the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

I grew up in Corinth and visited for the first time in 15 years. I had never heard of the Contraband Camp until we visited the Interpretive Center. A bit hard to find but well worth the short walk to view

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Bill R
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We went to the interpretive center and learned so much from the video. So it was fitting to see where the contraband camp was. There's not much to see, but it was interesting.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Joann G
Reviewed February 1, 2017

This is more of a walking path than anything. It is neat to learn a little about slave history through this path and exactly what a contraband camp was.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Dez N
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My mom and I recently visited, and I would highly recommend first visiting the Interpretive center. They show a 20 minute video which gives insight into the history of the area as well as the camp. The camp had some stunning sculptures depicting life at...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

The Contraband Camp is a park with a nice, smooth walking path and cast statuary along the trail. It doesn't take long to go through but the attention it gives to the experience of former slaves during the war is worthwhile. The site seems to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank suzfuller
Reviewed June 23, 2016

I was hoping for more...I've read stories about these camps and the impact it had on escaped slaves and the war effort. All this is, is a park with statues representing activities or events. Not much detail. Interesting, but unless you're in the area, not...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank mimibobo23
Reviewed July 18, 2015

It gave me an understanding of just what the blacks had to go through! Eye opening stuff! This place showed the creativity of all slaves and their ability to thrive!

Date of experience: July 2015
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