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Fort Nashborough

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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...more
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We walked through on a recent trip to downtown Nashville for lunch. It's hard to believe this was the beginning of the city of Nashville we know today. It's also easy to overlook amid all the hustle and bustle of the New Nashville. Parts of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TwoForTennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This small reproduction of historical Fort Nashborough was a little disappointing. The plaques share a bit about its history but we found it to be but a small representation of the fort. There maybe a missed opportunity here to do more. We did appreciate a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank NewEnglandGoodLife
Reviewed June 4, 2019

The old fort was sort of eye catching as we walked in the downtown area. The plaques and narratives were interesting, but it was missing that old time fort feel.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dave W
Reviewed April 10, 2019

On a recent walking tour around Nashville the wife and I stopped by Fort Nashborough. It's a relatively small attraction, but offers a lot of history on the region. You can easily see and experience everything in under 30 minutes, and it's very close proximity...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank bradwN9107IR
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Some rebuilt wooden houses show, how the fortress might have looked like during the time of settlement. Plaques and information tables make familiar with the live at this time.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DrB_GER
Reviewed March 28, 2019

The first time we checked the website they said they were closed due to renovations being done on the fort. We kept checking the status and they finally posted that they were now open. We took the time to get into the horrible Nashville traffic,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cheryl h
Reviewed March 21, 2019

If you like history or if you have children that like forts , this is a good way to spend some time and lean about the founding of the area . Its pretty basic but interesting

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RickX01
Reviewed March 20, 2019

While waiting for a concert to start at Nissan Stadium, I saw Fort Nashborough and decided to check it out. Great little venue to see to get a better feel for early Nashville and amazing to see how the city grew

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fliewright
Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

This place is very small. It’s not really a fort as the walls are gone. There are several buildings but they are all locked. It only takes a few minutes to look at.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LostALot22
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

It was a interesting stop while walking around the area. The homeless people sleeping in it was distracting. But still a good stop.

Date of experience: March 2019
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