May 20, 2016
Hallowed Ground: Lantern Tour of the Stones River National Cemetery Schedule Announced

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.  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 4, June 18, and July 9 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 23 at 7:30 p.m., August 6 at 7:15 p.m., August 20 at 7 p.m., September 10 at 6:45 p.m., and on October 1 at 6:15 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, Tennessee, 27 miles southeast of Nashville.  Additional information is available at the visitor center or by calling (615) 893-9501.  Visit the web site at: www.nps.gov/stri