History buffs and nature lovers alike will fall in love with Murfreesboro, TN. The town offers amazing historic places to visit and tranquil trails for everyone to enjoy. Find the perfect place to stay with Choice Hotels. Murfreesboro, TN offers many popular destinations.
Once you are settled in, check out the following attractions:
Stones River National Battlefield, the site of a major 1862 Civil War battle, is a great place to start your tour. The park has old cannons and artifacts, and there is also a visitor center, which features short documentaries to help you understand the role the battlefield played in history. The center also has interesting exhibits and items from the Civil War.
Your next stop should be the Oaklands Historic House Museum. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this plantation has been restored to its Civil War glory and offer exhibits of furniture, art and other objects.
Families will enjoy the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, a hands-on museum for children. You will find plenty of exhibits, including an authentic 1954 Oren fire truck that kids can climb on, a pretend farmers market, a shadow room and an arts and crafts area. The museum is also home to the Tennessee Live! exhibit, where you can see and pet native wildlife, including snakes and turtles.
Check out the Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village, an outdoor living museum where you can see an old schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, general store and much more.
For more history, the Stone River National Cemetery is a must see. Dating back to the Civil War, the cemetery is the final resting place for many soldiers who died during the war.
End your day at the Fortress Rosecrans, where you will see the ruins of the Civil War fort that once served as a supply depot. While there, explore the local hiking trails or take some time for a picnic.
After a busy day of exploring, enjoy a quiet night at one of the many Murfreesboro, TN hotels. Book today with Choice Hotels and save.
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