• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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  • Park Tour Road Closed Unitl 8 AM on Saturday October 4, 2014

    The park tour road and visitor center parking lots will be closed until 8 AM while permitted 5K & 10K races pass through the park. Portions of the Old Nashville Highway will be closed as well.

Native Plant Restoration

Broom Sedge

Native grasses prevent erosion of the earthworks at Fortress Rosecrans and create a healthy ecosystem that supports a variety of animals.

Native plants are critical to a healthy park ecosystem. They provide a diversity of food and shelter to animals and insects. Native flowers bring a beautiful array of color to the battlefield, and grasses with extensive roots also protect cultural resources like the earthworks of Fortress Rosecrans from erosion.

Eliminating exotic plants from the park encourages the growth of native species, but sometimes they need help. In some areas seed and live plants are planted to help restore native plant populations to the battlefield.

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Did You Know?

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