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National Parks - Tennessee



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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Preserves two homes, tailor shop, and grave site of the 17th President, who served from 1865 to 1869. Virtual visitor center includes chronology and suggested readings.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
This 2,158-mile footpath runs from Mount Katahdin in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia, traversing 14 states.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River includes a wide range of natural and historical features and offers a range of recreational opportunities.

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
The first national military park honors Civil War soldiers that fought for control of Chattanooga in 1863. Includes sections on both sides of the Georgia/Tennessee border.

Fort Donelson National Battlefield
First major victory for the Union Army in the Civil War occurred here in February of 1862 under the command of Ulysses S. Grant. National Cemetery adjoins the park.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Encompassing portions of NC and TN, park features a diversified plant and animal life, and preserves structures representing southern Appalachian mountain culture. Here you'll find all the information you need to plan your trip to the park or surrounding area.

Natchez Trace Parkway
Historic route generally follows the old Indian trace, or trail, between Nashville, Tennessee, and Natchez, Mississippi.

Obed Wild and Scenic River
Forty-five miles of free-flowing streams including the Obed River, Clear Creek, Daddy's Creek and Emory River have created some of the most rugged scenery in the southeast.

Shiloh National Military Park
Scene of April 6-7, 1862 battle involving more than 100,000 Union and Confederate troops, during which nearly 24,000 were killed, wounded, or missing.

Stones River National Battlefield
Civil War battle that took place at Stones River between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863 allowed the Union army to control middle Tennessee.

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