Friday, August 5, 2011

Civil War Tourism: Come to Commemorate the Bloodshed, Stay for the Ample Parking and Picnic Grounds

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 6:47 AM

All right, so it's a little verbose for a Chamber of Commerce-approved slogan. But come on: In these economically recessed times, can you think of a better way to spend a weekend than gathering the whole fam-damn-ily into your rapidly depreciating SUV for a jaunt to a bucolic War of Northern Aggression Civil War battlefield?

If the answer is no, the Tennessee State Library & Archives has your brother-on-brother violence fetish covered, offering a handy, information-laden map detailing the various battlegrounds and Civil War-era points of interest across the Volunteer State.

Further, the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has a nifty site to get you geared up for a host of events in celebration of the conflict's sesquicentennial.

(For the romantically inclined, might I suggest a candlelit recreation of the Attack at Suck Creek?)

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