Stones River National Battlefield, a 570-acre (2.3 km2) park along the Stones River in Rutherford County, Tennessee, three miles (5 km) northwest of Murfreesboro and twenty-eight miles southeast of Nashville, memorializes the Battle of Stones River. This key battle of the American Civil War occurred on December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863, and resulted in a strategic Union victory.Put Stones River National Battlefield at the forefront of your travel plans using our Murfreesboro trip itinerary maker.
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There is a small museum/interpretive center here with very friendly and helpful staff. There are 6 stops on the battlefield trail with some walking trails if you have time. Unfortunately we didn’t...
There is a small museum/interpretive center here with very friendly and helpful staff. There are 6 stops on the battlefield trail with some walking trails if you have time. Unfortunately we didn’t... more »
Tremendous site of the Civil War and the hard fight and bitter outcome that took place here. A must for historians and students alike
Tremendous site of the Civil War and the hard fight and bitter outcome that took place here. A must for historians and students alike more »
Pleasant paved walk with the option of going "off road" in several locations. Posting's through out walk which is nice. You definitely want to get a free map as the area is spread out and requires...
Pleasant paved walk with the option of going "off road" in several locations. Posting's through out walk which is nice. You definitely want to get a free map as the area is spread out and requires... more »
A very nice day for a visit. The driving tour is great, but it is walkable and great for bicycles. Something for everyone of all ages. Sites are well marked and easy to find. There is a self guided audio tour which is very helpful. Also very sobering to think of the number of casualties. You can spend as little or as long as you like exploring the park. Download the National Park Service app before you go.
If you are looking for a outing with the family or just want to get out and learn about the civil war and the struggles these men went through.This place is one of the largest battles and most causalities occurred in a short three day period.It’s humbling to walk amongst the soldiers graves and see the many that gave their lives during the battle. They have a guided tour you can take or you can go in your vehicle and drive among the trail to the actual battlefield places.Such a great trip for learning and seeing what they went through.
Well designed visitor center that allows you to learn about the site and battle while also remaining respectful to the fallen soldiers and remaining apolitical. The NPS did a nice job of presenting this without a prejudice for one side being better or worse--specifically I didn't recall seeing any information on which side won the battle. It's about 8 minutes from the interstate and you can enjoy the full visitor center experience in as little as 30 minutes.
This is a battle field during the Civil War. This park you can drive to locations within the park to see certain important locations. You have an option to hear free audio (off your phone from a number you call) of the area you are in. If you enjoy history this can be a nice place to visit.
It's free! A nice memorial to fallen soldiers from the Civil War. Grounds are maintained. It's a little dicey getting back out on to the road from the parking and there really isn't any place to park a motor home but for cars/pickups it's fine.
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