April 2, 2011: Park Day
On Saturday, April 2, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Shiloh will be participating in Park Day, the largest volunteer effort for our nation's Civil War battlefields and historic sites. Volunteers are needed to help rangers put wood chips on the Indian Mound trails to help prevent erosion. Space is limited so please sign up in advance by calling 731-689-5696 or e-mail us T-shirts and patches will be awarded to volunteers courtesy of the History Channel and the Civil War Trust.
The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center will also be participating in Park Day. Interested volunteers should contact the Center at 662-287-9273 or e-mail us.
April 6 - April 8, 2011: Annual Anniversary Battlefield Hikes
Please check back for a schedule of hikes to be held on the actual dates of the battle.
April 9 - April 10, 2011: 149th Battle Anniversary Weekend
Shiloh Battlefield will be commemorating the 149th anniversary of the bloody Battle of Shiloh with a Confederate living history encampment and demonstrations on both days. Please check back for a daily schedule.
April 16 - April 24, 2011: National Park Week
Fees will not be charged in celebration of National Park Week. Special ranger led programs will be offered everyday. Please check back for a daily schedule.
April 23, 2011: Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, April 23, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Shiloh Battlefield will be joining state and national parks around the country by hosting special programs to encourage children and their families to enjoy the vast natural and cultural resources in our nation's parks. Children 6 and older have the opportunity to complete the Shiloh Junior Ranger booklet and participate in special activities in order to earn Junior Ranger Day patches and certificates. Anyone interested in participating must register in advance by calling 731-689-5696.
May 28 - May 29, 2011: Memorial Day Weekend Events
Shiloh will host programs and exhibits commemorating America's service men and women throughout history. Displays will be set up in front of the Visitor Center. Weapons firing demonstrations will take place on both days.
May 30, 2011: Memorial Day Service
A memorial service will be held in the Shiloh National Cemetery from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. including the honoring of our troops, a wreath laying and 21 gun salute. Ranger led programs will be offered in the afternoon with a schedule of programs available in the park's Visitor Center.
June 21, 2011: Fee-Free Day
In commemoration of the first day of summer, fees will not be charged in all National Parks.