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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. Use our Shiloh trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Shiloh National Military Park and other attractions in Shiloh.
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  • I am glad that this battlefield is being preserved for future generation. I enjoyed the whole experience park. Starting the driving tour is confusing but once you find the beginning it all comes toget...  more »
  • Great Grand Father John Wesley Morse and his brothers Drury, Henry, Daniel all with the 2nd Texas and another brother William Dear Morse with the 8th Texas Calvary were all here. Henry later died at G...  more »
  • I was here a couple of years ago on a road trip to the East Coast. On a whim I took the side roads to here. What I found was an absolute peach of place. In that it was a classic example of a 1930's W....  more »
  • Beautiful park and memorials to those whose lives were lost in the second largest battle of the War Between the States/American Civil War. Time your visit for July or August during a 17 year cicada emergence for an otherworldly experience. Visit nearby Corinth, Mississippi, for several great food options including White Trolley, Russell's, and Sweet Peppers. Visit Selmer, Tennessee, to taste legendary Pappy John's Barbecue.
  • Just a beautiful peaceful place considering its past. Its next to the Tennessee River. There is also a Mississipian Indian village site which was a great experience and a personal highlight for me.
  • Being a history nerd, I had to visit this battlefield. Thinking this was going to be a typical Civil War site, I planned for my typical response of awe. What I did not expect was how awesome and beautiful the park was. Well worth the time and planning to visit.
  • I've been coming here since I was a child. There is quite a bit of history in this area. They provide a film on the background of the battle and a cool gift shop.
  • A wonderful place to visit to learn about one of the pivotal battles of the civil war. The place is well run, and the staff knows their stuff