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Fort Nashborough

Address: 1st Avenue North, Nashville, TN
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Ranked #82 of 98 Attractions in Nashville
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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Memphis, TN
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

Whilst on vacation in Nashville we planned to visit the fort as we like history and believe that this place played a vital role in nashvilles history. After visiting the riverfront park we came across the fort but it was closed for renovation.

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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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129 reviews 129 reviews
62 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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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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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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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