Things To Do
Audio Visuals/Films: Both the Shiloh Battlefield and the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center have excellent films and hands-on displays. Shiloh Battlefield is now showing the brand new 2012 film, Shiloh - Fiery Trial. The Corinth center has two modern, state of the art films - one on the Battle of Shiloh and one on the Battle of Corinth.
Auto Tour: The Shiloh Battlefield has a 12.7 mile auto tour route with 20 tour stops at such famous places as Bloody Pond, the Hornet's Nest, and the Albert Sidney Johnston death site. Visitors may also take auto and walking tours of Civil War Corinth, MS. This route includes surviving Civil War fortifications, homes used by Civil War Generals, and portions of the Corinth Battlefield.
Audio Tour: The Shiloh Battlefield bookstore has an 76 minute auto audio tour for purchase. This audio tour will give visitors a more in-depth tour of the battlefield. The tour can be purchased on cd.
Ranger Programs: The park staff at Shiloh Battlefield conducts ranger-led interpretive programs during the peak season from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Living History: Both Shiloh and Corinth host several living history events throughout the year, mostly from April to October. The major event each year is the Battle of Shiloh anniversary living history demonstration.
Special Events: Numerous special events are held each year at both sites. These range from monument dedications to in-depth hiking tours to natural resources programs.
For Kids: Both Shiloh and Corinth have Junior Ranger programs for kids. Contact a park ranger to find out how to become a Junior Ranger!
Did You Know?
Famous author Ambrose Bierce served in the 9th Indiana Infantry at Shiloh. His regiment arrived with Don Carlos Buell's Army of the Ohio, and saw heavy action on the second day of battle. The soldier-turned writer left a vivid account of his exploits in the battle.