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Fortress Rosecrans

3501 Old National Highway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
+1 615-893-9501
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Walk amongst the Earthworks

Standing remains of the actual fortress that was constructed after the Union won the Battle of... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
CivilWarTraveller57
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Worth the walkaround

Visited with family & kids. Must read the signs posted along the paths. This is a site that had... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Steve J
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Gresham, Oregon, United States
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“nice walk” (4 reviews)
“city park” (2 reviews)
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3501 Old National Highway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Standing remains of the actual fortress that was constructed after the Union won the Battle of Stones River. Murfreesboro became an extremely important supply base for the remainder of the war effort. It's very exciting to walk among the remains of the actual earthworks built...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visited with family & kids. Must read the signs posted along the paths. This is a site that had to be rescued from development. Of the 200 acres of the original fortress only about 1/4 remains, but is worth seeing.

1  Thank Steve J
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is located just off Old Fort Parkway close to the Greenway and park. It has a walking trail and plaque's along the trails that tell the story of the troops who once occupied this area during the Civil War. I have lied in Murfreesboro...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

I find historical sites interesting even if there isn't much to see. Always worth a visit in my book.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The remains of the fort are being reclaimed by nature, and can be hard to visualize under the uncut tall grass, brush and trees. The intreprative signs are heavily aged and often difficult to read. Perhaps there was a time when they cut the grass...More

Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We came here for some geocaches but ended up walking further than the caches because of the interesting nature of the park. Were historical plaques and signs at frequent intervals explaining the history of the park and I learned some very interesting history as a...More

Thank John E
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

At one time, Fortress Rosecrans had miles of walls enclosing 200 acres used for storing supplies for the Union Army. When I saw that only about 10% of the fortress survives, I didn't expect much, but there's probably at least a quarter mile of walls,...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

When visiting Murfreesboro, this is a must see. Full of history. Even locals should go see this place.

Thank TSkoropat
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Went on a peaceful windy fall day. You have to walk on a paved trail to different markers that tell a tale about the fortress. All you can see of the fortress is huge remaining mounds that are being preserved by native grasses. Lots of...More

Thank Linda H
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

If you want to take in some history and enjoy a hike or bike ride this is the place. While taking in history.

Thank Joy Y
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