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Fort Nashborough

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1st Avenue North, Nashville, TN
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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.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good27%
  • Average35%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
Jul 31, 2016
Jun 18, 2017
“Still closed and being renovated.”
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1st Avenue North, Nashville, TN
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Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Looks like a new replica is being built. Just wanted to note it here since TripAdvisor shows its hours as open. There aren't any signs saying when it might open.

1  Thank PhotoMomma
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Right now is not the time to go to see Fort Nashborough. It is a construction zone and only the workers with hard hats are allowed in the area.

Thank epuya
Reviewed July 31, 2016

went looking for the fort...sad to say it's closed..a fence is around where it once stood. said to reopen next year. hopefully it will and become a great tourist site again

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed July 4, 2016

We had some time to kill in between meetings in Franklin, just south of Nashville. We decided to wander down along the river. It's a fun place to wander through when you've got nothing to pressing on the go, but I wouldn't make a point...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed October 8, 2015

I didn't pay close enough attention to the website didn't realize it was closed. We walked up and down 1St for a while then noticed a fenced in area. Lo and Behold there is was. The Tennessean reports it might open in 2017. If it...More

1  Thank Ryan B
Reviewed September 20, 2015

It has been closed for awhile. City decided to tear it down and rebuild it back as an educational center for self tours. It was torn down but rebuild funding was pulled. Hopefully it will get back on the docket to complete the riverfront revitalization...More

Thank Brightventures
Reviewed August 22, 2015

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...More

2  Thank Marie-Louise K
Reviewed August 17, 2015

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

1  Thank Tchowell
Reviewed August 11, 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.

Thank Sharyn S
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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