One of the main reasons that we chose to stay at the park in Tennessee that we did, (well, besides it being $3/night), was that it was close to Shiloh National Battlefield.
We have been visiting quite a few Civil War Battlefield on this trip, and since this year is part of the Sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the C.W., we have been able to see and do some extra special things, as well as collect some limited edition anniversary badges and patches.
We love learning more about the Civil War, so there was no way that we could be in the area and NOT visit SHILOH!!!
I managed to make one couple very angry (she thought that I shouldn’t be using my flash even though the park allows it (it wasn’t posted and I asked the ranger)-of course I took extra pictures for her benefit ;), we watched a film about the events at Shiloh, and there were lots of great displays…
Later, we did the driving tour and followed the different battles on the field and looked at the memorials…(tho the little girls were more interested in the prolific caterpillars that were all over the memorials)…
The kids had to do part of their Jr. Ranger booklet on the grounds, so we stopped in lots of different areas of the park.
It is such a beautiful area!!! We are in love with all the green!
We saw some deer and lots of turkeys in the park. The visitor’s center closes at 5, but the grounds are open until 11, so we did the drive after hours. (early evening so the animals were out)