4.5 based on 271 reviews
With a tour group on the day after Shiloh. Reminds you of the reason for Shiloh to start with, and highlights often forgotten hardships in small towns long after the nearby battles were over. Be sure to get a detailed explanation of the beautiful courtyard fountain, it has special significance in that war. Our park ranger guide, Tom Parsons, was awesome!
4 based on 38 reviews
Serving as the hub of historical information for the area, the Crossroads Museum invites visitors to view its permanent exhibits dealing with Civil War, Railroad, Aviation, Business/Industry and Pre-History/Archeology. Spend time in the adjacent galleries which offer special rotating exhibits. The Museum also offers a gift shop and the Margaret Greene Rogers Research Library.
"The Crossroads Museum is at 221 N. Fillmore St in Corinth. The street signs in Corinth are not easy to find at all intersections, so just put this address into your GPS and let it take you there.
It is a small museum, but worth your time. There is a small fee, but for a local museum, it was a reasonable price. Although you probably aren't supposed to get out near the tracks, the trains run right beside the museum in all four directions. So if you happen to go around the fence to get a picture of this most import railroad intersection in the South, then be extra careful because the trains do not even slow down when they come by and the ones we saw while there were roaring through town and shook the Museum as they went by just a few yards from the Museum.
Because this is a local museum, their gift shop also has local handmade gifts as well as some artifacts found on farms in the area as the whole area of Corinth and Northeastern Mississippi, for that matter, was a battlefield all the way into Tennessee.
4 based on 25 reviews
This is an awesome tribute to the men who gave their lives for our country. There are Rangers walking about that can answer any question.
4 based on 23 reviews
Many African Americans who fled Southern plantations and farms seeking freedom and protection found the Union occupied Corinth to be a secure location. Union General Grenville Dodge understood what effect the defection of thousands of African Americans would have on the Confederate War effort. He began to enlist the escaped slaves who came into his lines as teamsters, cooks, and laborers. He actively recruited male refugees, armed them, and placed them in charge of security at the newly organized contraband camp in Corinth.
Large open park with walking paths to statues that tell the story of escaping slaves who had a large camp here. Today the park is just a portion of that large 'contraband' camp - as at one time runaway slaves were considered contraband and subject to immediate arrest / seizure in all U.S. states. Interesting history.
4 based on 16 reviews
Who knew that in the midst of Corinth commerce, Union strategy and Confederate defense one could take a detour within the Crossroads Museum and become immersed in Coca Cola memorabilia and employer history? Great little add-on at Crossroads. We very much enjoyed the respite and learning about Coke's role in the commerce and industry of the town of Corinth.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
Battery Robinett was built by the Federal Army following the Siege of Corinth and was the site of fierce fighting on October 4, 1862, during the 2nd day of the Battle of Corinth. The obelisk pays tribute to Col. William P. Rogers of the 2nd Texas Infantry who showed great bravery trying to climb the walls of the battery to claim it for the Confederacy. Four unknown Civil War soldiers are buried on this site.
On my second visit to the Interpretive center, I asked for directions to Battery Robinett. The ranger told me it was on the same grounds as the center so ease of also visiting.
Great info on the Battle of Corinth and if you are doing the Civil War trail, quick and easy stop.
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