Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument

Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument, Hohenwald

Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument

Meriwether Lewis Park and Monument
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Historic Sites • Cemeteries • Monuments & Statues
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Natchez Trace Parkway Milepost 385.9, Hohenwald, TN 38462
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Rocky B
Crestview, FL590 contributions
Glad we stopped would recommend for a visit.
Oct 2021
Neat stop and worth the visit.
Also go online and read up on it and the history before you go, it will make it more impressive.
Nice little slice of history, try to get there when the little museum is open.
Written 18 October 2021
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Der
Manchester, TN134 contributions
Nice Stop Along the Natchez Trace
Jun 2021
For someone intrigued by the mystery around the death of Meriwether, it was exciting to see the spot where it happened. We only spent about thirty minutes here, but it was one of our favorite stops along the Natchez Trace.
Written 7 July 2021
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Markfromthe414
Milwaukee, WI202 contributions
Worth the short visit
Jun 2021
As a fan of Lewis & Clark, I made it a priority to visit this place during a recent trip to Nashville. Located about an hour away from Nashville, this spot is worth the short visit.

You can walk part of the old Natchez Trace and learn about its history. There's also ample signage about Lewis and the untimely demise that occurred there.

The monument itself is located in a large field where other pioneers are buried. There are no headstones over their graves, but there are flat markers located in the field. Many are overgrown with grass, so you can step on them by mistake if you're not careful.

The monument for Lewis is in very good shape and the significance of the broken column is a bit sobering.
Written 15 June 2021
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hopalongrving
Mississippi997 contributions
Campground closed but worth a stop
Mar 2021 • Couples
Though we stopped here planning to spend the night in the free campground we were surprised to find it closed off, unsure the reasoning or the timeframe for the closure. We found a spot to park quietly so we could explore the site in the morning.

The Site is in dedication to Meriwether Lewis deemed a hero who served with William Clark as co-captain of the Corps of Discovery. He was very young at his passing (35) and this site is where he took his final footsteps. He is buried beneath the broken column monument that signifies an amazingly life cut short. Walking the grounds won’t take more than 30 minutes and there is plenty of parking available.

While in the area don’t forget to check out the old trace, where you can walk the original path taken on the first national highway of the south-west!
Written 31 March 2021
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Bk E
34 contributions
Short visit but ok
Jul 2020
I would give this a must see.. but do to COVID bathrooms were closed.. So we had to rush to get thru. The house wasn't open either. and the walking paths looked a little overgrown to walk thru. So we cut the visit short. Might have to go back.
Written 26 August 2020
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TexasTao
Red Oak, TX3 contributions
A Place To Reflect
Jun 2020
As avid Hikers, this place is great. we found well marked and maintained trails around the Monument.
Written 26 June 2020
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Char S
5 contributions
Lewis Merriweather
Oct 2019 • Friends
Well kept area. Easy drive. Pioneer cemetery is around monument. Lovely in Fall with all the changing leaves.
Written 21 November 2019
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aldhill2
2 contributions
near my campsite, great area
Nov 2019
nice park, beautiful during fall. no parking issues with a RV, unexpected attraction on my travels of the area
Written 19 November 2019
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Clark L
Huntsville, AL88 contributions
Historic, Restful, Beautiful Place for a Stop
Aug 2019
Easily accessible off the Natchez Trace, this should be a stop if you are taking this route or in the area for any reason. Although the visitor's cabin may not be open, there is still plenty to enrich your visit: beautiful scenery, historical signage, a pioneer cemetery and the monument to Meriwether Lewis, large cut-outs along the paved walking path that share about his life is also part of the experience. So spend some time walking on the Old Trace, take in the peaceful setting and watch the birds that come out in the stillness as you learn about our country's history...
Written 6 August 2019
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librarianlorraine
Riverside, CA166 contributions
Resting place of Meriwether Lewis
May 2019 • Solo
Those interested in the life and explorations of Lewis and Clark will find this Park and Monument fascinating. Speculation on the mysterious death of Meriwether Lewis is presented in the visitor center. This is the final bookend to the life of a remarkable gentleman.
Written 29 June 2019
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