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Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Tour

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Address: intersection of I-40 & Hwy. 22, Exit 108, Parkers Crossroads, TN

This your invitation to tour the historic Civil War Battlefield at...

This your invitation to tour the historic Civil War Battlefield at Parker's

  Crossroads, Tennessee. The battle took place, December 31, 1862,

during General N. B. Forrest’s First West Tennessee Raid. It was

significant for Forrest’s unique use of artillery against infantry and

  famous for its Confederate commander’s brazen maneuvering

  resulting in his famous command “charge them both ways!”

The battlefield is located at the intersection of I-40 & Hwy. 22, Exit 108

  mid-way between Memphis and Nashville, approximately 10 miles north

  of Lexington, Tennessee. The self-guided tour brochure containing a

map and other historic details needed for the tour may be picked up

at the Southwest Tennessee Log Cabin Information Center located

on Hwy. 22 approximately one-half mile south of I-40.

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Nice small battlefield tour

They've done a really good job with a nice walking and driving tour. Lots of interpretive signs and exhibits.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
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middleton, tn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This battlefield is full of history. The success of local government and preservation groups to firmly establish the interpretation of the area is noteworthy. This is a must see area for any person interested in the war.

Thank dudewhotravels2010
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

They've done a really good job with a nice walking and driving tour. Lots of interpretive signs and exhibits.

Thank WyoCwby
Prattville, Alabama USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Small battlefield site. Be sure to go to the visitor center to get your map and to watch the short video. The lady in the gift shop was very helpful. You have to drive to the different stops on the trails, but the two walking tours are excellent.

Thank pcbdoug
Bartlett, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Having grown up near here we have been here many times. I'm just very happy there are good people who volunteer and continue to keep this piece of history up.

Thank Izzy333
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This was very interestin. It's amazing what these soldiers went through, the miles they had to walk just for the cause they believed in. This was one of many battles that happened.

Thank John W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Parker's Crossroads was a small skirmish which involved Nathan Bedford Forrest. A small visitors center is located just off the highway and will give you some background about the battle. The lady there wasn't particularly helpful but did give us a map to follow to the various stops around town. At the end is a cabin and walking trail you... More 

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Galesburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We were driving from Corinth, Mississippi after visiting the Shiloh Battlefield for the weekend and were on our way to Fort Donelson when we noticed the canons along the road. We stopped at this park and enjoyed a long walk reading the signs about the battle here. Wish we could have taken the driving tour. We drove to many battle... More 

Thank MeryMeCo
Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

We stayed in the Parkers Crossroads RV park and they recommended this place. So we stopped at the Visitor Center and got an entire history lesson, then we headed out to tour the different locations. A lot of history here, a fun place even for kids as it is out in the open with lots of room to run around.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

I was expecting something not well done but I was wrong. Parker Crossroads Battlefield area has improved to a high standard and seems to continue to improve. Walking to tours are impressive and you should do at least one of them. Driving tour will gives out some good info. You can drive the driving tour CD at the visitors center.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The store here is funny and has a lot of locally inspired products. Moonshine jelly, books about local history, Elvis stuff, etc.

Thank Lisa R

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