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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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