Stones River National Battlefield is in the city of Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, about 30 miles southeast of Nashville. Visitors can gain easy access to the park by using Interstate 24 (Exit 78B). The park encompasses a total area of just about 710 acres of land and is managed by the National Park Service.
The history of the park starts as far back as March 3, 1927, when it was established as a national military park. Management of the park was moved from the War Department to the National Park Service on August 10, 1933. Later on April 22, 1960, the national military park was re-designated as a national battlefield.
The historical significance of the site where the Stones River National Battlefield sits today is that it was the place where a fierce midwinter battle took place between December 31, 1862, and January 2, 1863. The battle was an offensive by the federal forces to trisect the Confederacy.
Today, the park is an excellent place for visitors to participate in a lot of recreational activities including bicycling, hiking, living history programs, ranger-led talks, and auto touring. These activities are facilitated by several of the park's amenities including restrooms, visitor center, bicycle trail, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail, and a picnic area.
Visitors with a dog are welcome to bring them along into Stones River National Battlefield, but they will have to keep them on a leash that is at least six feet long or secured in an enclosure. Generally, dog owners are expected to keep their pets under their immediate control at all times.
You should also ensure that your tail-wagger does not wander off into park buildings. Furthermore, dog owners should not tie their pooch to a tree monument or park building, and they should also ensure that if their dog poops, they should clean up after their dog right away.