Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh

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Explore American Civil War history on the Shiloh and Corinth battlefields at Shiloh National Military Park. The two-day Battle of Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862, began a six-month struggle between Union soldiers and Confederates over a railroad junction in Corinth. This battlefield, named for the Shiloh Methodist Church, opened to the public as a park in 1894. The park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. Visit the museum and interpretive center to learn about the war tools used in this era. For further exploration of the park, pick up a narrated audio tour that provides highlights of the battlefield as you drive theĀ 20.4 km (12.7 mi) route. You can walk through the Shiloh Indian Mounds Site and view the Iowa Monument, Sunken Road, and Confederate Memorial. Plan to see Shiloh National Military Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Shiloh tour planning app .
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  • It was our first time visiting the park, and we were impressed! There was so much history there. Many soldiers gave their lives for our country both from the South and the North. Please watch the film...  more »
  • We planned this trip, and then the government shut down, so I can not account for the visitors center. That said, this is still an amazing park and piece of history. Even without the help of park rang...  more »
  • Even those without a strong interest in history of likely heard of Shiloh, and those studying the Civil War are likely familiar with it. For either group, visiting this site will give you keen insight...  more »
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  • We try to make it here every year... It's a beautiful place with a history that we should all know and show our respect for.
  • Be sure to watch the 45 minute movie in the visitor center, then drive the tour route. An amazing battlefield.
  • Great place. Hollowed ground. Enough said
  • Great site for American history. The rangers have a scavenger hunt for kids to do to be more engaged with learning. We visited the museum, cemetery and took the driving tour. Beautiful monuments with a lot of signs explaining the different aspects of the battle. I highly recommend it.
  • A cool experience. If you listen close enough to the silence, you can almost here cannon fire. Bloody Pond has an eerie feeling. Definitely worth a trip for the history of the battlefield.
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