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Shiloh National Military Park

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Closes in 6 min: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Driving tour explains and honors major brawl; great Viz Center & Bookstore

Growing up, the word “Shiloh” evoked “Johnny Shiloh”, Boy Soldier of the Civil War; maybe a Disney... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Titanic Struggle on the Banks of the Tennessee

Beginning in mid-March of 1862, the Union armies of the western theater, under the command of Major... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
Avon, Ohio
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Park honoring the Civil War battle at Shiloh and containing the cemetery where the fallen soldiers were buried.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1055 Pittsburg Lndg, Shiloh, TN 38376-4331
+1 731-689-5696
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

Growing up, the word “Shiloh” evoked “Johnny Shiloh”, Boy Soldier of the Civil War; maybe a Disney show. “Shiloh” also had a Biblical reference, but until I became a board-gamer years later, I had little idea about the 1862 Battle of Shiloh. But even after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018

Beginning in mid-March of 1862, the Union armies of the western theater, under the command of Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, were gathering on the banks of the Tennessee River at Pittsburg Landing near a small one room church known as the Shiloh Meeting House...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Larry was our professional guide who knew the battlefield inside and out and he was able to share where things happened during the battle. He was dressed in period costume and shared old photos, bullets and other artifacts from the Civil war. We went into...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 957gaylee
Reviewed November 15, 2018

A very special place to visit. It is one of a very few National civil war parks that has not been altered by new business or residences. In fact you need to stay in Corinith Mississippi as there are no facilities in this area. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

One would have to be made of stone to not feel a surge of emotion driving into any of the Civil War National Military Parks. Shiloh is no exception. At the time of the battle (April 1862) there was a little church located in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Puddin12609
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Another great place to learn about the Civil war. But make a day out of it. there are twenty stops along this place to see and read all the plaques through out the park. I will be returning to see more of the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eddie R
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Another great battlefield to see but it's a very big area. It will take a while day to see and read all the plaques at each stop on the map. There are 20 stops to look at and get the history of the battle.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Cruiser786683
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The park is BEAUTIFUL, we were there when the leaves were changing in Autumn. It is hard to fathom what happened there. We saw so many beautiful deer and they are not fearful at all. We took many wonderful pictures!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sheilad309
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We were at Shiloh in 1976 and always wanted to return. We were especially interested this time as in doing genealogical research, I'd found which ancestors fought in the battle at Shiloh. The rangers were very knowledgeable and our trip was made even more special...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Beachlover1949
Reviewed October 30, 2018

I insisted that we drive through this park on our way from Memphis to Nashville, and we were not disappointed! I would suggest starting at the main building, and watching the short film there about the 2-day battle; then, following the driving tour was not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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June 16, 2018|
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Response from phoxtrot | Reviewed this property |
2 hours
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November 18, 2017|
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Response from ex-Xeroid | Reviewed this property |
If you know Civil War history you could take days . . . But realistically I'd guess about four hours. Make sure you visit the Visitors Center first. Watch the video as an overview.
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yes you can ride your bicycles