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“Civil War history without the crowd”
Review of Winstead Hill Park

Winstead Hill Park
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Nice small park with open spaces, picnic tables, paved walking path and Civil War history. We saw deer on the walking path and plenty of birds. Walk to the top of the stairs for Civil War memorials and see the view generals had over the Battle of Franklin.

Thank Wayne C
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Visiting Winstead Hill is a great way to get a feel for the area where the Battle of Franklin was fought. In a natural setting with trees, walking trail and picnic area. Restrooms too! As you climb the steps to the top of the hill you can read about the various generals that were involved in the battle. At the top of the hill is a large bronze relief plaque showing the battle area. Great place to soak up some history and lots of room for the kids to get out of the car and run off some energy! The only negative would be that the trees have grown up so much you can no longer see a wide open view.

Thank Norma P
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

this is no politically correct stop-it honors the Confederate dead in the Battle of Franklin-as it should be. Use your imagination as you look out from this hill and see the Confederate generals debating the upcoming battle. You get a great sense of quiet history and a real sense of sacrifice here. Union or Confederate, you come here to honor bravery and sacrifice-period. Great place to think about history

Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Nice area, lots of history. The relief map showing the Battle of Franklin under the covered shelter is interesting. Nice walking trail.

Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is the location where John Bell Hood met with his generals to decide whether or not to attack Union forces at Franklin during the Civil War. There's a great bronze map helping show the items you are looking at. That was the coolest thing for me. There are also memorials to the confederate troops who fought in the battle and the generals who died during it. That was the first area of this park, which is farther up the hill. As you go down the hill, there is a really nice paved path to walk on and enjoy the courtryside. If I wasn't interested in the Civil War, I would have enjoyed the park for that wonderful walk itself. There were only two other small groups there when I visited, so it was the perfect place to take a walk at the end of the day, being in nature, burning off the big tasty dinner I'd just had while relaxing.
The parking lot was definitely spacious enough for way more than the amount of people there. Since the walkways were paved, it would have been a decent place to come with someone with some mobility issues. About the only concern was if the road was busy, it might be a challenge to get out of, but I had not problems.

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