Field Trip Programs

Students crouch behind rocks in the Slaughter Pen.

Forward March! - A Battlefield Hike - Learn about geology, the Civil War and Reconstruction as ranger leads an hour long hike through the battlefield including stops at the Slaughter Pen, the site of a post war Freedmen's community, and the fields where the fighting raged during the afternoon of December 31, 1862.

Fifth grade students pretend to load a cannon.

Load, Ready, Fire! - History, math, science, and physical fitness come together as students try their hand at the drill used to load and fire a Civil War cannon. (30 minutes)

Students and teacher search a museum exhibit for answers to a scavenger hunt quiz.

Museum Exploration Scavenger Hunt - Discover how the Battle of Stones River fits in to the larger story of the Civil War and Reconstruction using the park's museum exhibits. (30-45 minutes)

Last updated: November 29, 2018

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3501 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129


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