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Shiloh Park visitor center closing for renovations

Shiloh National Miitary Park’s Visitor Center temporarily closed for construction work and installations of new exhibits as of Monday, Nov. 28.

The visitor center at Shiloh National Military Park is closed starting Monday, Nov. 28.
The center is closing for construction work throughout the 87-year-old building and for the installation of new exhibits.
The current exhibits have been in place for about 35 years and Park Ranger Chris Mekow said when the visitor center reopens it will be 100% different.
“The center will have all new exhibits. There will be no similarities to the facility’s previous exhibits,” Mekow said.
He also shared details on one new exhibit that the park is excited about displaying.
“We will be installing an exhibit that will display a Confederate frock coat. The coat was worn by Col. Whitefield when he was wounded during the battle of Shiloh, so it will be a great new edition to the center,” he said.
A temporary visitor contact station will be set up outside the visitor center manned by rangers to assist visitors.
The Shiloh Battlefield visitor center renovations are expected to take about two months to complete.
Restrooms will be available in the main parking area and picnic area. The bookstore will remain open with its winter hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The park grounds will remain open from dawn until dusk every day. The bookstore and visitor contact center will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The visitor center’s movie theater remains open until electrical work begins. Guests should enter through the side entrance to view the film, “Shiloh: Fiery Trial,” on the hour from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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