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Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center

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Abraham Lincoln Educates Me

ibly knowledgeable staff. The walkways that are open are easy to traverse with information markers... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2019
Short hike

A beautiful civil was fort with great views and a lot of history to read as you walk around. Great... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2019
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1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4835
+1 615-862-8470
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

The fort has fallen into disrepair (again) so it takes some imagination. The historical intrepretation plaques are informative and the pictures help to see it as it once was. If you go when the visitor center is not open, you can still learn more about...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KevinAndFam
Reviewed May 27, 2019

ibly knowledgeable staff. The walkways that are open are easy to traverse with information markers along the way. The added benefit of my recent visit on Memorial Day weekend was encountering Abraham Lincoln, a thoroughly lovely ex-President. Although in life he never visited Tennessee nor...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful civil was fort with great views and a lot of history to read as you walk around. Great free activity, needs a little more maintenance and there are some homeless around but they were no bother. Visitors center doesn't open until noon..

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank ffr154
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Historically significant to Nashville - was constructed by the union as a defense after the fall of Nashville to Union forces. Ironically the Union utilized 2800 slaves to build it. At the time it was the largest inland fort in the US. It was shaped...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tom T
Reviewed February 19, 2019

I am a avid historian buff. Seeing what remained of the fort was awesome. Ready the history was all new to me and very enlightening. Very easy site to walk. Great explanations on how the fort was built, what took place and the demise. Great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank fritz_nelius59
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Fort Negley was a fortification built by Union troops after the capture of Nashville, Tennessee during the American Civil War, located approximately 2 miles south of the city center. It was the largest inland fort built in the United States during the war. Fascinating history...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judy L
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Near Fort Negley there is a military cemetery which includes a section that has a lone statue of a Union "Colored" Soldier (I used the word "colored" because that is how these Union Heroes were referred to). Surrounding the statue are the graves of 1909...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lst1167
Reviewed November 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Juliet L
Reviewed October 6, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank cville_traveler_94
Reviewed September 29, 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tammyhelenclark
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December 21, 2018|
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Response from JMasonNashville | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Not every battlement and installation but I would say 90 percent is accessible and 100 percent of the history.
July 18, 2018|
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Response from 502deborahr | Reviewed this property |
No please arrange your schedule to see it