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Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center

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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 30 September 2018
Tammy P
Woodlawn, Tennessee
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1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4835
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 July 2008

For the Civil War buff, Fort Negley, just south of downtown Nashville, is a great place to visit. Fort Negley was the largest inland U.S. stone fort built during the Civil War (at about 600 feet long and 300 fee wide), and was the largest...More

9  Thank DyersburgTraveler
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

This fort was neither important to the War Between the States or original. The fort was built using local labor to defend the South edge of the city of Nashville but never saw action, even during the Battle of Nashville in December, 1864 It is...More

5  Thank HappyCamper409
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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

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

1  Thank cville_traveler_94
Reviewed 30 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

Thank Tammy P
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

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Reviewed 9 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

1  Thank JMasonNashville
Reviewed 15 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.

1  Thank Ekgator
Reviewed 10 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

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.

1  Thank 502deborahr
Reviewed 16 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

2  Thank smithr180
Reviewed 15 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

1  Thank FrontierJ
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No please arrange your schedule to see it