• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

America's Best Idea in Middle Tennessee

A ranger talks to kids on a trail.

In September 2009, acclaimed director Ken Burns released his latest documentary entitled The National Parks: America's Best Idea. This film has helped rekindle the connection between the American people and their national parks.

In order to keep that connection strong and growing Stones River National Battlefield hosts a variety of programs and events designed to encourage our nation's youth to connect to the wide array of resources and stories that can be found at national parks and other public lands.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The open areas in Stones River National Battlefield's forests are called cedar glades. These fragile ecosystems, and the plants that live there, are unique to middle Tennessee. More...