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Fort Nashborough

1st Avenue North, Nashville, TN (Haynes Area)
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Ranked #107 of 121 attractions in Nashville
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located close to the bustling Second Avenue and Broadway tourist areas next to Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough offers a glimpse into the founding of... more » Owner description: Located close to the bustling Second Avenue and Broadway tourist areas next to Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough offers a glimpse into the founding of Nashville in 1780 by James Robertson. Self-guided tours of this replica of the original fort located along the banks of the Cumberland River run daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. « less
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Nashville, TN
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89 reviews 89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It's currently closed for renovation. I walk pass it every day on my way to the train station. I wouldn't even come near this area if I was a tourist. All the homeless people hang out here and heckle you. Stay farther down the Riverfront near 1st Ave. There's more to see around 1st Ave. it's just the back end... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Walking to the riverfront we had planned to check out this fort. We were sad to this fort closed for renovations. Peering from the outside gate it seems like a small replica of the fort. I am not I would make a trip back to Nashville to see this Fort. The fort doesn't look like it could hold a bunch... More

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Milford, Michigan
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

stopped in town. This Fort is on my list to check out every time, but is currently closed for renovation. It is great place to check out along the river. Will check next time.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Closed. Can see from the street and close to the river front area. Looks neat from the outside but we were really bummed when we got there to find it still closed.

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I hope to visit this site one day but upon this trip to Nashville it was closed for renovations. I was dissapointed but we did stumble upon a Mardi Gras Festival at Riverfront Park upon trying to get to the fort.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stumbled upon this replica while walking around the river front - none of the buildings were open but it was still interesting to walk through. Took a total of 5 minutes but its a nice distraction from 2nd Ave. It is open 24/7.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We were on a walking tour of Nashville and happened into Fort Nashborough. It's history is fascinating - Nashville had a huge role in the Civil War.

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Lyles, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We have lived in the Middle Tennessee area a long time & had never been. It was very interesting. Enjoy seeing historical sites. Would recommend to people interested in that kind of experience.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

So close to room....I had to go. Nice cheap way to kill some time and gain valuable information....a little piece of history!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

This historic site in Nashville is fairly boring and does not have alot to see. There are also alot of homeless people laying about in the area.

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