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The Brice’s Cross Roads and Interpretive Center is located close to the intersection of US Highway 45 to Mississippi Highway 370 (607 Grisham St, Baldwyn, MS) the center’s exhibit tells the story of the battles of Brice’s Crossroads, the battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg, the opposing armies, and the leaders and personalities involved. The 2,500 square foot center interprets the last stands of the Confederate Cavalry in northeast Mississippi during the summer of 1864. The centerpiece of the exhibition features a beautifully done battlefield model that uses over 1,500 finely painted miniatures to show the final stages of each battle. Several of the exhibits have interactive features. The interpretive center preserves and displays a collection of interesting Civil War artifacts, many from the Harrisburg and Brice’s Crossroads sites. The interpretive center also features a media room. Here visitors can see a 22-minute video program on the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads narrated by Civil War author and historian Shelby Foote. The video uses battle reenactment footage, animated maps, photographs, and period artwork to bring the battles of June 10, 1864 and June 13-15, 1864 vividly to life. The Mississippi’s Final Stands Interpretive offers visitors a gift shop offers Civil War titles, books, and many souvenirs

Another special feature is a memorial on the interpretive center lawn dedicated to the soldiers from all the states, north and south, that fought at Brice’s Crossroads and Tupelo/Harrisburg.

Visitor Center hours:
Tuesday thru Saturday: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Monday & Sunday: closed

Contact Information and Directions

Phone: 662.365.3969
Website: www.nps.gov/brcr/

Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site
Baldwyn, Mississippi
From the Natchez Trace - If traveling south on the parkway, exit the Trace at milepost 282 onto Mississippi Highway 370 and travel west 11 miles to Baldwyn and then 5 more miles west to the battlefield site. If traveling north on the parkway, access US 45 north of Tupelo and travel north 12 miles to highway 370 and go west 1 mile.

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