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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average37%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
Oct 20, 2017
“No entrance”
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 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!

1  Thank nabenom
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.

2  Thank TravelVal
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...More

1  Thank Mandy P
Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We took my parents to downtown Nashville for a hockey game and they reminisced about how they once went to Fort Nashborough. So of course, we had to drive by so they could see it again. Sadly, driving by was all we did cause the...More

7  Thank TNharleychick
Reviewed December 31, 2014

Near water. Across water from stadium. Not original site. Part of early Nashville history. Near small park like monuments on 1st Ave North one of which lists the Nashville citizen of the year equivalent. Fort was made of logs and picket/logs. Self guided. It is...More

2  Thank Harris C
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Free. By the water with an amazing view. Next to downtown Nashville, walking distance to everything else you would want to experience. Actual visit was February 2011

1  Thank EricaLynneVA
Reviewed June 24, 2014

It's currently closed for renovation. I walk pass it every day on my way to the train station. I wouldn't even come near this area if I was a tourist. All the homeless people hang out here and heckle you. Stay farther down the Riverfront...More

4  Thank Karri F
Reviewed May 16, 2014

stopped in town. This Fort is on my list to check out every time, but is currently closed for renovation. It is great place to check out along the river. Will check next time.

Thank steve r
Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Closed. Can see from the street and close to the river front area. Looks neat from the outside but we were really bummed when we got there to find it still closed.

2  Thank K8ebel
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I hope to visit this site one day but upon this trip to Nashville it was closed for renovations. I was dissapointed but we did stumble upon a Mardi Gras Festival at Riverfront Park upon trying to get to the fort.

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