Skip to main content

Civil War Trust

Return to the main page

Shy's Hill

Benton Smith Road, Nashville, TN 37215, USA  | More on: Nashville »

It was at Shy's Hill on Dec. 16, 1864, during the Battle of Nashville, that Federal troops finally broke the Confederate line on the left flank, resulting in a massive Rebel retreat and a decisive Union victory. The trailhead at Shy's Hill features a new marker and a plaque acknowledging those benefactors who made improvements at the site by BONPS possible.


Satellite Map

Google Satellite Map of Nashville, TN.

View Larger Map » | Get Directions »


From I-440, exit Hillsboro Road and travel south to Harding Place and turn left. Turn right at Shy’s Hill Rd. and turn left onto Benton Smith Rd. to historical marker. Park safely at side of road. Steps up the hill to the left.

Visitor Services

Parking (minimal space, large vehicles may not be feasible)

Available Interpretation


Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee



Sunrise to Sunset



Website »


Share your experience and read reviews...

See this site on TripAdvisor »

Contact Us

Are you a site manager? Need to update your site? Want to sign up? Have photos to share?


Our Sponsors

Powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software