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Stones River National Battlefield

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Address: 3501 Old Nashville Hwy, Murfreesboro, TN 37129-3094
Phone Number: +1 615-893-9501
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Scene of a significant 1862 Civil War battle fought by 81,000 soldiers for...

Scene of a significant 1862 Civil War battle fought by 81,000 soldiers for control of middle Tennessee.

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Good place to visit

Great place to visit in the summer. Very informational and the workers were very friendly. The land is beautiful and walking paths are great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit in the summer. Very informational and the workers were very friendly. The land is beautiful and walking paths are great.

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Thank Christian T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had stopped to spend the night in Murfreesboro on our way home from Florida. My husband is a real Civil War buff, so when we learned that Stones River was close by, we decided to visit. The Visitor's Center/Museum is beautiful, and the ranger on duty that morning was very nice and very knowledgeable. We took the 6-stop driving... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the indoor museum with cinema feature, to outdoor hiking trails, auto trail (listen to pertinent information at places on the trail via your cell phone/prompts. Regardless of the weather there is something interesting for most ages. Recently they had a 'Battle of the Bands', civil war style of course - it was wonderful and of course, all members were... More 

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Thank Holly H
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've had picnics in the pavillions, done volunteer work at the park, and met with groups here. The place is beautiful with restrooms and water fountains. It is great for kids and pets. There are playgrounds located next to the park.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area, you should swing through and visit Stones River. The tour guides are wonderful providing you a rich overview of the significance of the battle at Stones River. It is a very somber experience going through the battlefield and it is a shame that they were only able to preserve a tenth of it but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Battle of Stones River, fought from December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, isn't as celebrated as Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Antietam or Shiloh. But it played an important role in the outcome of the Civil War. And, tragically, it realized the highest percentage of killed and wounded of any major battle in the war, higher than Shiloh... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to admit, this is not the most exciting place to visit. It is, however, a very somber place with such a powerful story. The history of the battle is just amazing, and definitely worth visiting.

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Thank William M
Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot to see. It's neat the see history right there before your eyes. There are a ton of walking paths and a center to go in and view a movie and see more artifacts. Loved it.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was unaware for the longest time that there was a National Battlefield in Murfreesboro until I wanted to be more active and see whats available to do in my local area. I had heard of the battlefield but thought that it was just an extension of the city park and greenway system. I started checking out some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very surreal place indeed,history at its best, of a time when the US was a divided nation. You can almost feel,hear and smell the sounds of the gunfire,smoke and the cries for help.

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