• Painting of Union cannons firing

    Stones River

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Outdoor Activities


Wild turkeys at Stones River National Battlefield

The landscapes of Stones River National Battlefield offer visitors an array of historic and natural features to experience during their stay.

Some popular outdoor activities available at the park are:

Interpretive Programs




Animal Watching

Picnicking is only permitted in the picnic area directly across the parking lot from the visitor center. Skates, skateboards, and scooters are not permitted. Other recreational activities such as kite flying and ball games are also prohibited.

Stones River Greenway Trailhead at Thompson Lane

Get some exercise and visit most of the park's units by walking or biking on the Murfreesboro Greenway System.

Greenway System Map

Did You Know?

Parsons' Battery Exhibit

The men of Parsons' Battery, Batteries H & M of the Fourth U.S. Artillery, fired 2,199 cannon rounds during the Battle of Stones River. That was more than ten percent of all of the Union artillery rounds fired during the battle.