Shiloh National Military Park encompasses a total area of just about 4,000 acres of land in Shiloh, a small incorporated community in Hardin County, Tennessee. The park is also located in Corinth which is a city in the county seat of Alcorn County, Mississippi. More specifically, the military park is 110 miles east of Memphis, Tennessee and is accessible using TN 22 south from the I-40 or from Memphis using the TN 22 north or the TN 57 east.
The park was established on December 1894 but was later transferred from the War Department to the National Park Service on August 1933. There are several attractions to this military park including preservation of the battle that prepared the success of the siege of Vicksburg by Major General U.S. Grant on April 6-7, 1862. The park also commemorates the subsequent siege, battle, and occupation of the vital railroad junction at nearby Corinth, Mississippi.
Besides the Civil War history, Shiloh National Military Park is also a well-preserved prehistoric site for Indian mounds that overlook the river in a sacred area. Beyond the historical attractions at this military park, Shiloh National Military Park attracts visitors who love outdoor recreational activities including hiking, bicycling, auto touring, and ranger programs.
If you have a dog, you can bring them into the park although you will find several restrictions designed to protect your pooch, other visitors and the environment around you. Respecting the rules of the park is paramount, and you should, therefore, ensure that you find out all the rules including all the areas of the park that you can and cannot visit when you are with your dog.
That said, some of the basic rules at the Shiloh National Military Park are as follows. First, you are not allowed to visit park buildings with your dog. Also, in areas of the park where you are allowed to visit, you should ensure that your dog is on a leash that is no longer than six feet. Of course, you are also expected to immediately clean up after your dog.