Plan Your Visit

Welcome to Stones River National Battlefield!

Stones River National Battlefield commemorates the Battle of Stones River, one of the largest and most important battles of the American Civil War. For three days in the winter of 1862 and 1863, 81,000 Union and Confederate forces clashed in a battle that would help determine the fate of a young United States.

Stones River National Battlefield is also serves as a greenspace in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Trails within the park allow visitors to get closer to nature, while the Murfreesboro Greenway system connects visitors to portions of the battlefield by foot or bike.

 
Two Union soldiers fire muskets behind rock outcroppings
Stones River National Battlefield frequently holds living history demonstrations, such as this firing demonstration in the area known as "The Slaughter Pen."

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Tips for a Great Visit

  • Check out the park's calendar. This is the best way to find out about Ranger Programs, living history demonstrations, and special events throughout the year.
  • Take your time. Allow for about two (2) hours to see the museum and take the self-guided battlefield tour.
  • Stay Safe. Summer temperatures and humidity can be especially draining, and traffic should be mindful of all pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Contact the park if you have any questions.
 

Last updated: April 1, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

3501 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone:

615-893-9501

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