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Fort Negley Visitors Center and Park

Fort Negley Visitors Center and Park



The Fort Negley Visitors Center is a historical education and outdoor recreation center of the Nashville Metropolitan Board of Parks and Recreation. Fort Negley is a place where people and history come together. It is a place to learn that we are a part of history and not apart from it. The visitors center is a resource for exploring the delicate relationship between Nashville and the Federal Government during the Civil War and for learning about the site’s relevance in the 20th century and beyond.

Offerings and Services
Interactive exhibits and two 20-minute videos covering the 1862 surrender of Nashville and the building of Fort Negley
Education panels along paved paths for self-guided walking tours
Educated staff and volunteers available to answer questions
Programming for school field trips and scout groups, history and nature education events, tours for scheduled groups, and living history events
A great place to walk and bring a leashed dog
A great view of the city during park hours
Home of the Nashville Civil War Roundtable and Fort Donelson Camp 62, Sons of Union Veterans
Fort Negley is in South Nashville two miles from the entertainment, music, and sports venues of Lower Broadway in Downtown Nashville.

Fort Negley Park is open during daylight hours for self-guided walking tours.

Visiting Center Hours:

Winter Hours (September – May)
Tuesday-Friday: Noon – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
And by Appointment
Summer Hours (June – August)
Tuesday-Thursday: Noon – 4 p.m.

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