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Address: 1st Avenue North, Nashville, TN
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Located close to the bustling Second Avenue and Broadway tourist areas...
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.
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We took my parents to downtown Nashville for a hockey game and they reminisced about how they once went to Fort Nashborough. So of course, we had to drive by so they could see it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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Tennessee
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Russell Springs, Kentucky, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We had no idea this was closed to the public until we got there. Under construction. Kids were disappointed. But on the bright side got some really cool shots of the stadium across the river. And the old spaghetti factory is just around the corner...really great place to eat.

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Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We took my parents to downtown Nashville for a hockey game and they reminisced about how they once went to Fort Nashborough. So of course, we had to drive by so they could see it again. Sadly, driving by was all we did cause the area is under renovation (and has been for quite some time now). It is located... More 

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Memphis, TN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Near water. Across water from stadium. Not original site. Part of early Nashville history. Near small park like monuments on 1st Ave North one of which lists the Nashville citizen of the year equivalent. Fort was made of logs and picket/logs. Self guided. It is around the corner from several vagrants out on a cold December day

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Free. By the water with an amazing view. Next to downtown Nashville, walking distance to everything else you would want to experience. Actual visit was February 2011

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Nashville, TN
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131 reviews 131 reviews
63 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Milford, Michigan
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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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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29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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