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Stones River National Battlefield

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Address: 3501 Old Nashville Highway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Phone Number: 615-893-9501
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Scene of a significant 1862 Civil War battle fought by 81,000 soldiers for...

Scene of a significant 1862 Civil War battle fought by 81,000 soldiers for control of middle Tennessee.

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Civil War History

Had no idea Stones River in Murfreesboro had so much civil war history. Tour of the battlefield and cemetery brings tears to your eyes when you read the accounts of real-life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Micolski2013
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had no idea Stones River in Murfreesboro had so much civil war history. Tour of the battlefield and cemetery brings tears to your eyes when you read the accounts of real-life battle. If it weren't for Murfreesboro and subsequently Nashville, no telling what the outcome would have been! It's a must-see site when coming to Tennessee

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The presentation at the visitor's center was very informative. The walking trails were well maintained, with interesting stops along the way. We recommend visiting when reenactors are doing demonstrations for the visitors ! Camp life and cannon firings !

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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was great. The staff was friendly and helpful the moment we arrived. The museum was well done and had a lot of cool bios and artifacts. We then opted to do driving tour and got out at most of the stops. We dialed the park tour number on the cell phone so we could get information about each... More 

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Manhattan Kansas
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully kept grounds with well documented and marked sites. It's always sad to think of the lives lost on these battlegrounds, but hopefully we will learn from our history so we don't repeat it. You can drive through and see a lot, but take the time to get out and walk at the various stops. Start with the visitor center--get... More 

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1 Thank BanaB
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the park. Very well kept, the park rangers were very friendly and helpful. There's a car tour ride that you can take. You have the option of purchasing the DVDs for the information on the markers. Or you can just use your phone. Very easy to get to. We loved the sites.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never heard of the Stone River Battlefield. We needed to kill some time heading back to Nashville and decided "what the heck". We are very glad we did. Lots of history and the opportunity to get lots of walking in. A great way to spend a couple of hours. The highlight was probably the firing of cannons.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went of Jan 2, which is an important date for the Fall of the CSA at Murfreesboro Due to the importance of this date, the Park Rangers had a great story with a simulated encampment and the firing of a cannon ( BIG Boooom 2x ). there are 6 areas where war was conducted..The Park has an indoor museum... More 

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Union City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If all of your ancestors were in the South in 1860, chances are good that you had kinfolk who fought in this battle, and a visit to this battlefield will help you to appreciate and understand just a bit of what they went through. To all of you Southerners who proudly proclaim that you will "never fergit," it is about... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here several times and always leave with a little bit more knowledge of the war that pitted brother against brother and friend against friend. Hope and pray we will always stay united as a country even though we have different beliefs in how this country should be governed.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

While visiting a friend in Nashville, I had an extra day and headed down to Murfreesboro for the afternoon. I was pleasantly shocked to find the Visitor's Center open on a Tuesday in February, and found the museum to be extremely well done, and even superior to those at comparable NPS sites. The field itself is accessed through driving (as... More 

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