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Tupelo National Battlefield

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Nearly Forgotten Battle and Lost Battlefield

After Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest soundly defeated Brig. Gen. Samuel Sturgis at Brices Cross... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
Avon, Ohio
A city park

This is nothing more than a small city park.While the information is important the memorial itself... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Fortville, Indiana
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2680 Natchez Trace Pkwy, Tupelo, MS 38804-9715
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove around the battlefield stopping regularly. Very good signage throughout with excellent descriptions of the battles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 798rosieh
Reviewed November 26, 2018

After Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest soundly defeated Brig. Gen. Samuel Sturgis at Brices Cross Roads, Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman sent Maj. Gen. A.J. Smith into northern Mississippi to pursue and defeat Forrest in order to ensure the safety of his railroad supply line...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

This is nothing more than a small city park.While the information is important the memorial itself was something left to be desired.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

You can get your passport stamped for all three of the National Historic Sights in upper Mississippi at the Natchez Trace Parkway NHP

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DPenn_11
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We had to visit Brice Cross Roads Battlefield to better understand the battle of Tupelo. Both are important sites and this one is right in town on Main St so if you’re visiting Tupelo you should visit. Lots of trees, 2 cannons, Confederate grave sites...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank donnav233
Reviewed May 9, 2018

We were informed by the educator at the Interpretive Center the this battlefield could be found in Tupelo, Mississippi. We found the site as we were exploring the city of Tupelo. I did not know that a Civil War battle had occurred in Tupelo until...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CathyP1953
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We went around town on memorial day to pay our respects and found this memorial but other then what you see in this picture there is nothing else. So it is a good place to take a picture but not much else. Kill Roy was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Brian P
Reviewed February 23, 2018

This is a very small piece of land that has been set up to preserve the Tupelo Battlefield. It takes less than 15 minutes to see the whole thing. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit here, but if you're in Tupelo, its...More

Date of experience: June 2017
4  Thank Brooklet425
Reviewed November 17, 2017

As an international visitor, have an interest in seeing such sites wherever in the States, this is one of the lesser ones. Easy to see as I was in town to see Elvis birth place, so it didn't need a special trip but it adds...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed October 31, 2017

The address given is the visitor center of the Natchez Trace Parkway, where you can pick up a brochure. The actual site is a single lot on Main Street in Tupelo, with a couple cannon, 2 monuments, a few graves and a map display that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Natchez Trace Parkway Natchez to Tupelo (0 Replies)
We're planning a trip on the Natchez Trace Parkway from Natchez to Tupelo. We plan on tent camping with our large dog. Day One we plan to drive from New Orleans to Natchez and make it to the Rocky Springs Campground by nightfall. Do you think this is possible with stopping at all the stops along the way? Day Two we plan to drive from Rocky Springs and camp near Tupelo. Is this possible? Day Three we plan to spend the day around Tupelo at Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site,...More
November 01, 2014|
Cincinnati, Ohio
Looking for a taste of Mississippi- northeast part of state (1 Replies)
Doing a circle from Cincinnati, Ohio-Atlanta, GA-Birmingham, AL - ? Mississippi - Nashville, TN- Cincinnati. When visiting a state I like to get a cultural/representative taste of it, but am not finding good options without driving way out of the way. I think Vicksburg and Gulfport are too far to go in the time we have available. Currently considering staying in Columbus at the Shadowland Antebellum B&B, doing a Antebellum house tour (but can't find good information -- is there a tour...More
September 07, 2013|
Response fromPeachBelle8288|
You can go to Tupelo and possibly head over to Oxford which is home to Ole Miss. Do a tour of the Faulkner home and grounds. Clarksdale has blues museum and blues clubs and is actually southwest of Memphis on Hwy 61. If you have the time Vicksburg is one of my favorite places in MS- old homes, Civil War battlefield, MS River and great food.