The 1,642 acre Fort Pillow, located in Lauderdale County on the Chickasaw Bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, is rich in both historic and archaeological significance. In 1861, the Confederate Army built extensive fortifications here and named the site for General Gideon J. Pillow of Maury County. The confederate soldiers abandoned the fort. Remains of the earthworks are well-preserved.
We learned alot the day we went Fort Pillow. We learned many things about the Civil War, but my kids favorite thing was the swinging bridge. On a hike that you take from the museum to the battlefield there is a swinging bridge. The kids love it! They wanted to run back and forth across it. This is good for you because the kids get rid of some energy! Have fun, we did!