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Fort Pillow State Park

3122 Park Rd, Henning, TN 38041
+1 731-738-5581
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Civil war history must see

A bit off the beaten track but worth a visit. The flow in the museaum is bad so you have to fight... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kentwood, Michigan
via mobile
If you want to understand what happened

If you want to understand what happened at Fort Pillow you walk the land. Once you see redoubt... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
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3122 Park Rd, Henning, TN 38041
+1 731-738-5581
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit off the beaten track but worth a visit. The flow in the museaum is bad so you have to fight people to see displays if it is busy. Catch a reenactment if you can. Has camping and hiking and small gift shop. Good...More

Thank BrinksLawFirm
Reviewed 5 May 2017

If you want to understand what happened at Fort Pillow you walk the land. Once you see redoubt you'll under why casualties were so one sided.

Thank P-E-Zmusic
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We tent camp a lot and have found most of the TN State Parks are run down and poorly maintained. Somehow Fort Pillow, out of the way, had the money to build a brand new camping area with 32 spaces. The camping area is very...More

2  Thank biztravel2
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This park has some of the best marked hiking trails we've seen. There are even markers along the way to let you know how far you've been. Quite beautiful too.

Thank GypsyHeart102
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the park we were very excited to see a well maintained area, the museum and film were very nice. However, the hike back to the fort was somewhat of a challenge. The trail is marked but is not a well maintained, easily navigated...More

1  Thank Loves-to-RV
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Fort Pillow State Park is the location of the infamous battle fought there by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. It was a beautiful day with the local dogwoods and wild phlox in full bloom. The park is well maintained. You end up a a small...More

1  Thank bxdiver65
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Near the Mississippi River with a lot of historical spots that you can view. The gift shop has a museum attached to it that has a lot of historical information in it. There are a lot of beautiful locations in the park and hiking trails...More

1  Thank wlmja17
Reviewed 24 March 2016

You will wonder if you're lost as you wind your way out to Fort Pillow State Park but you will soon discover that you are on a wonderful adventure far away from whatever you've left behind. The park signs will easily get you where you...More

3  Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Reviewed 1 March 2016

interesting to see. neat view of the Mississippi river. neat drive through Tennessee to get to the fort. The penitentiary was an added bonus to see.

1  Thank j b
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Fort Pillow conjures up many images in the minds of students of history. Brilliant victory? Hideous massacre? Well, don't expect to get the answer at this fine Tennessee State Park but do prepare to do some wonderful hiking. Although the Mississippi River has changed its...More

1  Thank waldentenn
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2 January 2017|
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Response from GypsyHeart102 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know, you could check their website or call them. We didn't camp, we just hiked.
8 September 2016|
Response from SueFromWinnipeg | Reviewed this property |
The hiking trails are amazing. Challenging, informative, and a real workout. Signage is very confused and confusing so you can't really count on the hand outs for proper direction or information. That said, the circuit... More