Living History Programs

A large ball of orange flame shoots out of a Civil War cannon.

Join us for an opportunity to see demonstrations of Civil War weapons and equipment while learning more about the people affected by the Battle of Stones River. Check the Calendar for program times and detailed program descriptions.

March 25, 2017:Camp of Instruction (Infantry)- Visitors get the chance to train alongside our volunteer soldiers as they learn the skills of Civil War infantry.

April 22, 2017: Camp of Instruction (Artillery) - Visitors get the chance to train alongside our volunteer soldiers as they learn the skills of Civil War artillery.

June 10, 2017: Fortress Rosecrans Encampment - Visit the remaining earthworks of this massive Union supply base where volunteers portraying soldiers and civilians will share stories and demonstrations designed to shed light on everyday life and key events in occupied Murfreesboro.

July 15, 2017: On To Chattanooga: A Campaign of Contrasts - Watch artillery and infantry demonstrations as a ranger compares how the two armies that fought at Stones River prepared for the campaigns for control of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

August 5, 2017: Kentucky at Stones River - Join us for living history demonstrations and programs telling the story of the Kentuckians who fought, and sometimes faced off against each other, at the Battle of Stones River. Program Schedule

September 9-10, 2017: Donelson's Brigade at Hell's Half Acre - Watch Confederate infantry and artillery demonstrations and hear the story of the Confederates who came closest to breaking the Union defenses at the Round Forest.

September 23-24, 2017: Cavalry at the Battle of Stones River - Watch demonstrations of mounted tactics and learn how the successes and failures of the mounted arm affected the outcome of the Stones River Campaign.

October 28-29, 2017: Artillery Saves the Days at Stones River - Cannons and crews from several states will assemble on the battlefield to tell the story of the men who turned the Battle of Stones River into one of the most important Union victories of the Civil War.

December 26, 2017 to January 2, 2018: 155th Anniversary Programs - Join rangers and volunteers for a variety of walks, talks, tours and living history demonstrations that will tell the story of one of the most significant battles of the Civil War, the Battle of Stones River.

 

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Mailing Address:

3501 Old Nashville Highway
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Phone:

(615) 893-9501

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