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Tennessee Civil War Trails

  • Overview

    The Civil War Trails program connects visitors with the great campaigns and lesser-known sites of the Civil War throughout five states: Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina & Maryland. Trails signage with its distinctive red bugle logo, along with a self-guided brochure, guide visitors as they follow in the footsteps of the generals, soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved who found themselves in the midst of this great struggle. Sites in the Columbia Tn area include The Athenaeum, Artillery Duel, The Bigby Greys,, St. John's Church, and Rippavilla Plantation The Civil War Trails program guides visitors to over 1,550 sites. The Trails guest-focused approach allows us to interpret—not commemorate or memorialize—the events, people, and places of the most pivotal time in our nation’s history. There’s always something new to see and do along the Trail, as our program continues to grow. We look forward to seeing you on the Trail!