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Fort Pillow State Park

3122 Park Rd, Henning, TN 38041-5210
+1 731-738-5581
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Nice park

Very nice park with nice little museum and gift shop...we really enjoyed our visit. Terri who... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
christydcathey
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White Bluff, Tennessee
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Wonderful Park

I love this place everyone is so nice, very clean. Great rangers and staff. We really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
tdetheridge1966
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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This park includes 1600+ acres of conserved land and an old confederate fort. There is hiking to be done and civil war artifacts to see here. There are also campgrounds and a pavilion to rent. More information on this park and many more can be found at the TN State Parks website.
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  • Very good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (6 reviews)
“camping area” (3 reviews)
“yellow trail” (2 reviews)
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3122 Park Rd, Henning, TN 38041-5210
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+1 731-738-5581
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice park with nice little museum and gift shop...we really enjoyed our visit. Terri who worked at the gift shop/museum was a sweetheart and very helpful and eager to answer our questions...museum offers a short video about fort pillow....fort was a little harder than...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Fort Pillow State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! Construction on the swinging bridge is scheduled to start on November 22nd 2018. This will make the hike to the fort a lot easier!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I love this place everyone is so nice, very clean. Great rangers and staff. We really enjoyed the hiking trails and the Fort is well maintained. We hope to return very soon!!!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The park Is a great place to go hiking, fishing and camping. Beautiful views, clean trials knowledgeable staff. I have a great time every time I go.

Thank Kevin L
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Tennessee S, Owner at Fort Pillow State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is great news! We're so happy to know that you had a good experience.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Fall colors are so pretty! The staff was so courteous and the trails are awesome! I highly recommend visiting this park!

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Tennessee S, Owner at Fort Pillow State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is great news! We're so happy to know that you had a good experience.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Fort Pillow is rather remote, follow the signs carefully. There's a visitor center with a film that is quite pro-Southern and exhibits that gloss over the massacre of black soldiers perpetuated when Nathan Bedford Forest captured the place. The museum was overrun with panhandling scouts...More

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Tennessee S, TN State Parks Central Office at Fort Pillow State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback and we apologize for your experience at the park. Please know the Park Manager was contacted and made aware of your experience. Fee free to contact him personally at (731) 738-5581 or Robby.Tidwell@tn.gov.

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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A bit off the beaten track but worth a visit. The flow in the museaum is bad so you have to fight people to see displays if it is busy. Catch a reenactment if you can. Has camping and hiking and small gift shop. Good...More

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Tennessee S, Owner at Fort Pillow State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the positive feedback! We're always happy to hear good things from our customers.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

If you want to understand what happened at Fort Pillow you walk the land. Once you see redoubt you'll under why casualties were so one sided.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We tent camp a lot and have found most of the TN State Parks are run down and poorly maintained. Somehow Fort Pillow, out of the way, had the money to build a brand new camping area with 32 spaces. The camping area is very...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

This park has some of the best marked hiking trails we've seen. There are even markers along the way to let you know how far you've been. Quite beautiful too.

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the park we were very excited to see a well maintained area, the museum and film were very nice. However, the hike back to the fort was somewhat of a challenge. The trail is marked but is not a well maintained, easily navigated...More

1  Thank Loves-to-RV
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hrasco420
2 January 2017|
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Response from GypsyHeart102 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, you could check their website or call them. We didn't camp, we just hiked.
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Response from SueFromWinnipeg | Reviewed this property |
The hiking trails are amazing. Challenging, informative, and a real workout. Signage is very confused and confusing so you can't really count on the hand outs for proper direction or information. That said, the circuit... More
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