Fort Negley, built by Union forces following the surrender of Nashville in 1862, protected the southern approaches to Nashville.To visit Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center and get the most from your holiday in Nashville, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nashville trip planning website.
The Visitors Center offers films on the history of Fort Negley, the surrender of Nashville and the Battle of Nashville.
Fort Negley Park is open dawn until dusk for self guided walking tours. Guided group and school tours are available with advanced reservations.
Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center reviews
I went on an overcast day and it couldn't have been more perfect. There is ample parking, plenty of signs for information, and a good amount of original and/or restored fortifications. The only... more »
So, it's ruins of an old fort. Wasn't exactly expecting a lot, but this turned out great! There's tons of history to be learned about here. For instance, I found out it was a UNION fort, not a... more »
A lot of history here, and slightly strange it's application to become a National Military Park was rejected. Staff in the visitor centre were very welcoming when we visited. There's an interesting film to see in the auditorium and a nice 30-45 minute walk to explore the old fort remains. Allow a minimum of 90 minutes for a trip here.
We took a quick walk around the fort and read the different displays. The visitors center is closed on Mondays, so we weren't able to see the videos or glean additional information from the center. As others have noted, the grounds around the fort as well as some of the boardwalks are in varying states of disrepair. The fossil dig site was a big hit with our daughter, however.
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