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Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center

1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4835
+1 615-862-8470
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A special place

These are the remains of a once large and formidable union army civil war fort built by slaves and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville Civil War History

Highly recommended! Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Three excellent videos tell two critical... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sharon S
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1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4835
+1 615-862-8470
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are the remains of a once large and formidable union army civil war fort built by slaves and free blacks to protect strategically critical Nashville encampment of the union army. While never attacked it remained ready for battle throughout the war. A well marked...More

Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended! Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Three excellent videos tell two critical Civil War stories: surrender of Nashville to Union forces in Feb. 1962 and Confederate army defeat in Battle of Franklin-Nashville in Nov. 1864. There is a well laid out walk around hillside site...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We just happen to stop by this history civil war site. Walk to the top for the best view of downtown Nashville. Check out the gift shop. Free parking and wifi.

1  Thank Tim E
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I was a little disappointed because I thought we would be going in a fort but it's just on top of it. But the docents were very helpful and knowledge and it's free.

Thank julia_fisher
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Fort Negley is essentially the ruins of a civil war Fort. I can see why they built a fort here- it is quite possibly the highest point in the city. There are great views of the downtown area. It is a little hike to get...More

Thank rcw923
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Nashville is a horribly expensive place so we were looking for free attractions and found this gem. The man working there was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We watched both available movies and then walked around outside. It was pretty hot the day we were there...More

3  Thank Shari T
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This was an interesting place to explore. I went about 7pm and it very quiet, not busy at all. Was a good spot to see the sunset too. I appreciated the signs with the information and history.

2  Thank DrHanny
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This place was beautiful and a well kept park. Its a nice walk, views of the city and plaques around with different history of the fort and why it was built.

2  Thank CVandoloski
Reviewed 17 May 2017

There isn't much to look at while at the fort, but there are post every few feet with history written down. Once you get to the half way point, you get to see an amazing view downtown Nashville.

Thank tlt02k
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Passed buy it many times but finally stopped. Earth works fort that protected Nashville during the civil war. Recently they removed the trees so now it like it was during battle of Nashville. Vistors center is small.

1  Thank P-E-Zmusic
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