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Stones River


December 31 - January 2, 1863

Rutherford County , Tennessee

The Stones River National Battlefield, located three miles northwest of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is administered by the National Park Service. Tours and living history events are offered throughout the year.

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Essential To-Do List:
Stones River

Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

See Fort Rosecrans

The remains of the immense fortress William Rosecrans' around Murfreesboro are remarkably well-preserved.

See another Slaughter Pen at Stones River

See where the Union made its stubborn stand amidst the limestone rocks of the Slaughter Pen.

See the Hazen Brigade Monument

Constructed in 1863, the Hazen Brigade Monument at the Stones River battlefield is the oldest intact Civil War monument in the country.

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Plan Your Visit

Civil War Discovery Trail


Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25.




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