For six months in 1862, Corinth, a critical railroad junction, captured the full attention of a divided nation. Today, one of the National Park Service's newest visitor centers interprets the key role of Corinth, Mississippi in the Civil War's Western Theater.
The 15,000 sq. ft. modern facility features interactive exhibits, a multimedia presentation on the Battle of Shiloh, and a video on the Battle of Corinth. The interpretive center stands near the site of Battery Robinett, a Union fortification witness to bloody fighting during the October, 1862 Battle of Corinth.
The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center is open every day except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you are traveling north on the Trace, exit onto Mississippi Highway 145 near Tupelo, then go north on US 45 to Corinth. If you are traveling south on the Trace, exit onto US 72 at milepost 320 and travel west to Corinth.
For more information, see: www.nps.gov/shil/historyculture/corinth.htm