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Address: 1st Avenue North, Nashville, TN
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Located close to the bustling Second Avenue and Broadway tourist areas next...

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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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

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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3 of 5 stars 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 of making a trip just to see it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 gets rebuilt like the sign on the fence it should be pretty interesting.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars 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 projects.

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Mariestad, Sverige
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2 of 5 stars 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 view over to the other side of the river with the stadium. The pics posted... More 

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Columbia, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

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

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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4 of 5 stars 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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Phoenix Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We were walking along the river and came to Fort Nashborough. It looked cool from what we could see through the slats. It was boarded up. Looked like it had been closed for a while.

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Russell Springs, Kentucky, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We had no idea this was closed to the public until we got there. Under construction. Kids were disappointed. But on the bright side got some really cool shots of the stadium across the river. And the old spaghetti factory is just around the corner...really great place to eat.

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