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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
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
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..
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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