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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park

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Address: 732 Stone Fort Drive, Manchester, TN 37855
Phone Number: +1 931-723-5073
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A 2000-year old American Indian ceremonial site consisting of a natural...

A 2000-year old American Indian ceremonial site consisting of a natural enclosure measuring 1-1/4 miles around.

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We love this park, not too far from home yet far enough to kick back and do nothing. We have several favorite spots to reserve. A few short walks In the woods, fishing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Beverly H
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People, this place is awesome. I will return for another camping trip from Nashville. When I got to the "fort" area, the hiking is easy and the numerous waterfalls and archeological features were stunning. You go back in time and you can almost imagine the Native Peoples at this site performing their rituals and enjoying the peaceful company of other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was pure natural beauty! Gods work at its finest. It was free to go into the park. Walk along the trails and explore. If there is a path off of the most popular path, take it! That's how you see the falls go down every path you can. Some may be a challenge but do it if physically possible!

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Thank Rmlea
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this park, not too far from home yet far enough to kick back and do nothing. We have several favorite spots to reserve. A few short walks In the woods, fishing, campfires and picnics ,, nothing fancy here, bathrooms are usually clean. Even on an amazingly busy October weekend with many groups ,, all is well here.

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Thank Beverly H
Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I wasn't impressed by the "mounds" - maybe because I've been to Cahokia - but it was the park ranger and his Dutch oven peach cobbler that made this trip worthwhile. He babysat the coals for hours and hours just to provide the activity for visitors on a Friday night; then the next day, he coordinated an atlatl demonstration that... More 

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Thank KatS_Unique_Char
Pulaski, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The hiking path is moderate terrain to most of the waterfalls, but there are easier paths just not to the waterfalls. The Old Stone Fort trail is very shaded if you want to stay cool. There is also a small museum onsite too. Also, along the trails are benches.

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Thank Tanya W
Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

First time venturing to this park even though I had lived in Manchester for several years. We visited the museum which is under renovation, but we still got to see a few things there. The park official in the museum was friendly and provided feedback. The weather was nice and we followed the map to the first two markers; however,... More 

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Dyersburg, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love most any kind of history, whether it is old battlefields, Indian mounds, trails or just nature. I was really looking forward to this visit. The 1st disappointment came with the park museum, which was being remodeled. Basically the book store was open, the museum only had about 3 posters on the wall to see, maybe a few replicas,... More 

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McMinnville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Located in the city of Manchester, the Old Stone Fort Park is a must see. I've taken my classroom students there several times when studying TN history. It's an easy walk around the entire mound, cool breezes and a bubbling river adds to the uniqueness of this state park.

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Thank 337kathieh
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

After visiting the ancient Native American ruins at Mesa Verde in Colorado and at Cahokia in Illinois, we were anxious to visit the Old Stone Fort near Manchester, Tennessee. It is a prehistoric structure built during the Middle Woodland Period, between 1,500 and 2,000 years ago. It is the most complex hilltop enclosure found in the South and was likely... More 

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Long Island City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Nice park! The waterfalls were beautiful. Bring your hiking boots lots of rocks. We were there for about an hour.

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