Tupelo, MS 38804
- National Park,
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.
Hours + Fees
The grounds of the Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site are open during daylight hours everyday of the year. The Brice's Crossroads Visitor and Interpretive Center (operated by the Brices Cross Roads National Battlefiled Commission) is open 9 am to 5 pm, Tuesday through Saturday and from 12:30 pm to 5 pm on Sundays. The center is closed on Mondays and most major holidays and can be reached at 662-365-3969.
The National Park Service administers the national battlefield site through the Natchez Trace Parkway. Since there are no visitor facilities at the battlefield site, visitors are welcome to learn more about the battlefield at the Parkway Visitor Center, located 15 miles south of Brices Cross Roads in Tupelo, located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at Milepost 266. The visitor center is open every day of the year except December 25, 8:00 am to 5 pm (Central Time). The Natchez Trace Parkway can be reached at 800-305-7417.
Map + Directions
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site can be found 15 miles north of Tupelo, Mississippi. To get there, exit off of U.S. Highway 45 onto Rt. 370, in Baldwyn, Mississippi. The battlefield is located 6 miles west of Baldwyn, on Rt. 370. Visitors should also consider visiting the Brice's Crossroads Visitor and Interpretive Center in Baldwyn. To get there, exit U.S. 45 at Rt. 370 and turn east. Take the first right off of Rt. 370 to the center. (You may notice the center as the brick building with more than a dozen flagpoles).