Civil War Sesquicentennial Park Programs & Events
April 13-14, 2013: Living Under the Guns - Experience the occupation of Murfreesboro through the eyes of soldiers and civilians. Program Schedule
May 4-5, 2013: Fortress Rosecrans - Walk through the remnants of one of the largest fortifications constructed during the Civil War and discover how Fortress Rosecrans helped the Union army drive to Chattanooga and beyond. Program Schedule
June 15-16, 2013: Tullahoma Campaign 150th Anniversary - Watch soldiers demonstrate the use of weapons from cannons to repeating rifles as they share the story of the campaign that drove the Confederates from middle Tennessee. Program Schedule
September 7-8, 2013: Chickamauga Connections - Watch artillery and infantry demonstrations as a ranger tells the story of soldiers and units that played key roles in both the Battle of Stones River and the Battle of Chickamauga.
October 26-27, 2013: Fighting for Freedom - The Thirteenth United States Colored Infantry - Explore the stories of formerly enslaved men from Murfreesboro who picked muskets and fought for their freedom 150 years after formation of the Thirteenth United States Colored Infantry.
December 6-7, 2014 - 150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Cedars
Historic weapons demonstrations will highlight a weekend of programs commemorating the last major engagement in Murfreesboro that proved to be a critical part of the campaign that resulted in the decisive Union victory at the Battle of Nashville.
Did You Know?
Fragile objects that can no longer be displayed for long periods of time like the guidon flag of Sixth and Seventh Arkansas Infantry (Consolidated) can be viewed in the Stones River National Battlefield museum as high definition graphics. More...