Your Guide to Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
The Confederate victory at Brices Cross Roads was a significant victory for Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest, but its long term effect on the war proved costly for the Confederates.
Brices Cross Roads is an excellent example of winning the battle, but losing the war.
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site can be found 15 miles north of Tupelo, Mississippi. Exit U.S. Highway 45 onto Mississippi 370, in Baldwyn, Mississippi. The battlefield is located 6 miles west of Baldwyn, on Mississippi 370. Visitors may also consider visiting the Mississippi's Final Stands Interpretive Center in Baldwyn. Exit U.S. Highway 45 at Mississippi 370 and turn east. Take the first right off of Highway 370 to the interpretive center.
GPS: lat:34.50611958, long:-88.72889343
Physical address: 260 Bethany Rd, Guntown, MS, 38849
Mailing address: 2680 Natchez Trace Parkway, Tupelo, MS, 38804
Brice's Cross Roads National Battlefield Site is free. The Mississippi’s Last Stands Visitor and Interpretive Center is open 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12 years old. Group rates are available.
Mississippi is classified as a humid subtropical climate, the weather ranges from mild winters to hot summers with high humidity between May and September.
Average high temperatures reach into the high 80's in summer, and into the high 40's in winter.
Check local forecasts to plan your trip.
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