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Address: 1st Avenue North, Nashville, TN
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Mariestad, Sverige
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We walked along the river but it seems Everything was under construction. We thought there would be at least one building but didn't see anything that looked like a former fort. I guess they are re-building everything. So yes, a bit disappointed. Quite a nice view over to the other side of the river with the stadium. The pics posted... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The area is full of homeless people. The buildings are in need of repair. Neat place just be careful.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Interesting historical place. i was a little surprised at how small it was, having grown up amid "John Wayne" westerns where the forts were huge. So glad they preserved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

There's not a big area here that calls out "Fort!" to everyone walking by. It is a little encampment kept in period condition and historically valuable. Good tour, good stories. Worth seeing!

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Phoenix Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were walking along the river and came to Fort Nashborough. It looked cool from what we could see through the slats. It was boarded up. Looked like it had been closed for a while.

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Russell Springs, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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