Fort Pillow State Historic Park

The Visiting Info shown below, if any, is always subject to change. Please check the facility's website for the latest information before making a trip.

Write a review of this Field Trip destination
O V E R V I E W
Facility:Fort Pillow State Historic Park
Description:The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow, located on the Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, is rich in both historic and archaeological significance. In 1861, the Confederate Army built extensive fortifications here and named the site for General Gideon J. Pillow of Maury County. Because of its strategic location, the fort was taken by the Union Army who controlled it during most of the war. Remains of the earthworks are well-preserved. There is a museum to tour which features historic artifacts and a free movie of the Battle of Fort Pillow. Several guided tours featuring both historical and scientific topics are available on request. Re-creation of the battle is staged annually.

Most of the interpretive programs at the park are devloped to enhance the understanding of the American Civil War as it relates to the occupation of both Confederate and Union forces at Fort Pillow. Nature and recreational programs are presented during the summer months or upon request.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:3122 Park Road
Address 2:
City:Henning
State/Province:TN
Zip Code:38041
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:8AM - Sunset every day
Admission:Free
Telephone:(731) 738-5581
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
Margaret C., Co-op Member
We enjoyed our day out at Fort Pillow. The little museum was interesting and the displays are life-size with flags hanging that are a lesson in themselves. The Ranger who led our group around was phenomenal. We were delighted to get patches for our scout vests also. Learning about the trees and nature around and how it was instrumental in the Civil War events that happened there was very interesting.
Write a review of this Field Trip destination