Special Event

157th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River Living History Programs - December 28-29, 2019

Fee: Free.

Location: LAT/LONG: 35.881989, -86.434891

Visitor Center and Other Locations

Repeating Event


Every day


December 28, 2019 to December 29, 2019


9:00 AM


6 hours and 45 minutes

Type of Event

Living History


9 AM - The Approaching Thunder - Join a ranger at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce  visitor center (3050 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129) and use the outdoor map to visualize the Stones River Campaign events that played out 157 years ago to the day. (30 minutes)

The remainder of the day will feature living history programs focusing on the events that occurred here on December 31, 1862.

11 AM - The Slaughter Pen - Walk through one of the deadliest places on the battlefield and hear the stories of soldiers who fought there while watching musket and cannon firing demonstrations. (45 minutes)

1 PM - Hell's Half Acre - Walk the deadly space where Union forces beat back four Confederate attacks anchoring the Federal line defending the Nashville Pike. This program will feature musket and cannon firing demonstrations. (45 minutes)

3 PM - The Line That Wouldn't Break - Take a 3/4 mile walk around the fields where the climactic fighting of December 31, 1862 raged and watch as Confederate and Union soldiers fire muskets and cannons. (45 minutes)

Reservation or Registration: No

Contact Information

Jim Lewis
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