Hallowed Ground opens at battlefield

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Stories taken from the letters and diaries of men who fought and died in the Civil War will be presented this summer at the Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro.

Join a park ranger for an hour-long walk by lantern light through the Stones River National Cemetery. Hallowed Ground is a walk back in time through the Stones River National Cemetery.

Visitors will learn to look beyond the stones and into the stories of the men and women who felt the impact of war. This free program will be offered on June 7 and June 21 at 7:45 p.m. Reservations are required and may be made beginning the Monday prior to the cemetery tour at 9:00 a.m. by calling the visitors center at (615) 893-9501.
Reservations will not be taken in the visitor center or by email. There is a limit of four (4) tickets per caller and reservations are not transferrable to another program date.

Comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended.

Additional cemetery tours will be offered on July 5 and July 19 at 7:45 p.m., Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 16 at 7:15 p.m. and on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.

Stones River National Battlefield is a 650-acre national park and cemetery dedicated to preserving the memory of those who fought and died at this crucial Civil War battle.

The site is located at 1563 North Thompson Lane, in Murfreesboro. Additional information is available at the visitor center or by calling (615) 893-9501.

Visit the web site at: http://www.nps.gov/stri For more information on other attractions in the area visit the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau at http://www.ReadySetRutherford.com or call (615) 893-6565.

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