Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center, Clarksville

4.3
Park · Hidden Gem · Landmark
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4.4
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  • This is worth 30 minutes. Read the history and imagine yourself back in the days of the civil war. The interpretive center was closed due to covid, but a brief read about the historical significance.....  more »
  • The park sits 200 feet above the Red and Cumberland Rivers. Originally Native Americans inhibited the area. Then in the 18th century the white settlers arrived and it became a trading center and...  more »
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  • The Husband and I were on the search for a fun place we’re we could learn some history and walk off a heavy lunch. Fort Defiance was just that spot. The Historic trail they have is about a mile to the end and a mile back. You can stand exactly where the fort use to stand and still see some of the trenches. There are short reads along the trail and more history and artifacts inside the museum, located towards the beginning of the trail. The lady in the museum (Lord I forgot her name) was warm, welcoming and full of helpful information. Definitely recommend. The walking trail is pet-friendly!
  • Wonderful place for Civil War history. The interactive with the small theater that's tells about life in Clarksville during the war and its museum are nice treasures. I hope that Fort Defiance continues to be developed. It would be nice to see exactly where the canons would be located during that time. Looking forward to the living history events.

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