What time does Stones River Battlefield close?

What time does Stones River Battlefield close?

9 AM to 5 PM
From March 1st through October 31st, the Stones River National Battlefield visitor center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily. From November 1st through February standard hours are 9 AM through 4 PM daily except for Thanksgiving and Christmas days….Closures & Seasonal Exceptions.

Date Hours
Christmas Day December 25 CLOSED

How long does it take to tour Stones River Battlefield?

about 3 hours
A thorough tour of the battlefield takes about 3 hours, which includes hiking the trails at each stop (when applicable). Add another 30 minutes to visit the headquarter sites. Those less inclined to learn about the battle can breeze through the main tour area in about an hour.

What happened at Stones River National Battlefield?

A fierce battle took place at Stones River between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863. General Bragg’s Confederates withdrew after the battle, allowing General Rosecrans and the Union army to control middle Tennessee.

Are dogs allowed at Stones River Battlefield?

Pets are welcome at Stones River National Battlefield! Please follow all regulations regarding pets: All pets must be on a physical leash no longer than 6 feet (i.e. no electric collar “leashes”). Owners should clean up after their pets and dispose of their waste in a trashcan.

How many people died at Stones River?

For many, the quiet came too soon. The battle at Stones River claimed 23,000 casualties–it was the second bloodiest battle fought west of the Appalachians during the Civil War.

How long did the Battle of Stones River last?

Battle of Stones River

Date December 31, 1862 – January 2, 1863
Location Near Murfreesboro, Tennessee 35°52′06.5″N 86°25′50.0″WCoordinates: 35°52′06.5″N 86°25′50.0″W
Result Union victory

How big is Stones River National Battlefield?

142 ha
Stones River National Battlefield/Area

How long is the Stones River Greenway?

The Stones River Greenway is a 10-mile, multi-use trail that runs from the Cumberland River to the J. Percy Priest Reservoir at Nashville Shores. Much of the trail runs parallel to Stones River and provides access to a number of communities and parks along the way, including the skate park at Two Rivers Park.

Which side won the battle of Stones River?

In September 1863, William Rosecrans, who led Union forces to victory at the Battle of Stones River, suffered a major loss to Braxton Bragg and the Confederates at the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia.

What happened on December 30th the night before the Battle of Stones River?

On the evening of December 30, the two armies gather on the banks of Stones River within 700 yards of one another. Rosecrans’s army on the northwest side of the river is organized into three wings with three divisions each.

How long to visit Stones River National Battlefield?

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.

When was the Battle of Stones River fought?

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.

When does Stones River National Cemetery close for winter?

Gates to the parking areas at Stones River National Cemetery, McFadden Farm (Tour Stop 6) and Redoubt Brannan are also open from 8 AM to 5 PM. WINTER HOURS – From November 1st through the end of February, the gates listed above close at 4:30 PM. Visitor Center parking open from 7 AM to 30-45 minutes before sunset daily.

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