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Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Tour

intersection of I-40 & Hwy. 22, Exit 108, Parkers Crossroads, TN
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Civil War Site

A small informative museum with some good exhibits. We did not walk any of the many... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2017
Craigavon, United Kingdom
Passing through tour

On drive from Chicago to Shilo I stopped here and enjoyed the visit. I found the way the highway... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
Bruce S
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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This your invitation to tour the historic Civil War Battlefield at Parker's Crossroads, Tennessee. The battle took place, December 31, 1862, during General N. B. Forrest’s First West Tennessee Raid. It was significant for Forrest’s unique use of artillery against infantry and famous for its Confederate commander’s brazen maneuvering resulting in his famous command “charge them both ways!” The battlefield is located at the intersection of I-40 & Hwy. 22, Exit 108 mid-way between Memphis and Nashville, approximately 10 miles north of Lexington, Tennessee. The self-guided tour brochure containing a map and other historic details needed for the tour may be picked up at the Southwest Tennessee Log Cabin Information Center located on Hwy. 22 approximately one-half mile south of I-40.
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intersection of I-40 & Hwy. 22, Exit 108, Parkers Crossroads, TN
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

A small informative museum with some good exhibits. We did not walk any of the many trails. Shop attached.

Thank Tigertribal
Reviewed August 4, 2017

On drive from Chicago to Shilo I stopped here and enjoyed the visit. I found the way the highway divided the site interesting in that is divided where the forces were located and the walking path and signage really do a good job of explaining...More

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Location of an engagement between rebel Nathan Bedford Forrest and a Union force, this small but well interpreted battlefield is worth a couple hour stop on the road between Nashville and Memphis. A tour guide at the visitor center takes you to several stops, including...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We found out about Parkers Crossroads at a rest stop on interstate 40. It was at the exit we were taking to go to Shiloh. Glad we stopped here. Small but interesting visitor's center with a good video.

Thank TonyTTA
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

We went into the visitors center which houses some fascinating memorabilia and merchandise. Very strange reply to my question as to whether wifi was available (we've found it usually is in visitors centers) - the reply was 'yes we do have wifi but it's not...More

Thank BubblyTripper
Reviewed November 2, 2016

This battlefield is full of history. The success of local government and preservation groups to firmly establish the interpretation of the area is noteworthy. This is a must see area for any person interested in the war.

Thank dudewhotravels2010
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

They've done a really good job with a nice walking and driving tour. Lots of interpretive signs and exhibits.

Thank WyoCwby
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Small battlefield site. Be sure to go to the visitor center to get your map and to watch the short video. The lady in the gift shop was very helpful. You have to drive to the different stops on the trails, but the two walking...More

Thank pcbdoug
Reviewed August 7, 2016

Having grown up near here we have been here many times. I'm just very happy there are good people who volunteer and continue to keep this piece of history up.

Thank Izzy333
Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

This was very interestin. It's amazing what these soldiers went through, the miles they had to walk just for the cause they believed in. This was one of many battles that happened.

Thank John W
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