Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh
Categories: Battlefields, Monuments, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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 the 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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This is one of the best historical trips I have ever experienced. The film we watched at the visitors center before was so interesting & informative. We did the driving tour and it took us about 2 hou... read more »
Visited the park in May during the early morning. After a short visit to the visitors center and the book store proceeded to drive through the park. Like many battlefields, you have the assorted canno... read more »
We saw the sign and decided to drive in and see what it was. Absolutely well taken care of and beautiful! We enjoyed the film as it was very helpful to give us a better understanding of the Civil war ... read 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.
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.
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
What an extensive and historic battlefield! I was lucky enough to visit during the 150th anniversary of the battle.
The Adventures of Dan&Stella
Love it! It helped out a lot with writing my book, "Day and Night," which centers around the battle of Shiloh and the men and horses that fought there. The park is beautiful, and very large. If you're interested in the history, be sure to schedule 2-6 hours to see the entire thing. I was there for most of the day. The museum/welcome center is small, but well put together, and the video does a great job explaining it to people who may not be as interested in it as you are! :) The grounds are huge, and very detailed, with signs indicating the positions of different regiments and battle movements, etc. Beautiful area leaves a lot to the imagination sometimes, but there are cannons and monuments in the area. Overall, a great time for a Civil War history buff.
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