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Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center

Closed Now: 12:00 - 16:00
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Civil War History of Nashville

This was a great little site to learn about the history of Nashville during the Civil War. It has a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Charlottesville, Virginia
Was a fun find while in the area

Firstly, there is some free parking around the fort. We stopped here after going to the Science... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Woodlawn, Tennessee
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1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4835
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Negley's history as a Union fort in the south has left it relatively unknown. But it's history is fascinating. It was built by impressed African Americans, many of whom went on to join the Union Army. After the war, the first Black neighborhoods in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Juliet L
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This was a great little site to learn about the history of Nashville during the Civil War. It has a number of helpful brochures and a terrific video you can watch in addition to walking around and reading the signs and viewing the ruins. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cville_traveler_94
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Firstly, there is some free parking around the fort. We stopped here after going to the Science Museum down the road. We were pleasantly surprised. My children are 7 and 12 and enjoy history and fossils. They have a little fossil pit where the kids...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tammyhelenclark
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This was a surprise. Our friend really wanted to go when he was here on an earlier visit but we didn't get there so we made sure to get there on his next visit. Very interesting and well done presentation of the history and purpose...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ladnba
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The remains of a civil war fortress (never attacked) have been preserved and highlighted. The Visitors Center provides an excellent overview. The fort was built by slaves and free blacks. Many died building it and the adjacent grounds (formerly a minor league baseball stadium) hold...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The fort has amazing views and is a great historical spot. The visitor center has maps and a few cool videos. They also have cool drinks for purchase if you need it.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ekgator
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

This park is a trifecta of perfection: 1. It's free 2. BEST, most beautiful views of the city 3. Civil War history that will tug at your heart as you revel in your surroundings and the significance. Our family spent a lot of money on...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank AmandaNJoe
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is an opportunity to not only pick up information and have questions answered about Nashville but to also visit a Civil War Fort. You can walk around the fort and read about how it operated. Allow 30 minutes.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank 502deborahr
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Fort Negley was the largest inland stone fortification built during the Civil War. Built by the Union forces to protect the recapture of Nashville by the Confederate troops. Here you have an opportunity to view and walk through a part of our history. The visitor...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank smithr180
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The day we visited it was very cold and had snowed the night before. It was miserable, so we did very little walking outside. Having said that, we had a private showing of two movies that were very informative and kept our interest. The exhibits...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank FrontierJ
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Response from 502deborahr | Reviewed this property |
No please arrange your schedule to see it