Some information about Nashville’s Fort Negley!

The Fort Negley Visitors Center is a historical and educational outdoor recreation center that is located in Nashville, Tennessee. Fort Negley is situated about two miles from Lower Broadway’s entertainment, music, and sports venues Downtown Nashville. Fort Negley itself is a wonderful place where people are given a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a specific part of history as they learn about the events that took place during that time period. The Fort Negley Visitors Center is a great resource that can be used to explore the fragile relationship between the city of Nashville and the Federal Government during the time period of the Civil War as well as to learn about the site’s relevance during the 20th century and beyond. For more information about upcoming events at Fort Negley, be sure to check out the Fort Negley website!

  • Offerings and services:
    • Interactive exhibits
    • Two twenty 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
  • Mission Statement:
    • “It is the mission of the Fort Negley Visitors Center to promote a greater understanding of the social, political, and military forces central to Nashville and Middle Tennessee during the era of sectional conflict in American history.”
  • Core Values:
    • Promote historical education based on facts and primary sources
    • Offer a variety of quality programs
    • Employ and cultivate staff dedicated to enhancing the visitor experience
    • Encourage visitors to continue the search for knowledge
    • Provide a safe environment for people to learn and discuss
  • Park Hours:
    • “The Park is open year round from dawn to dusk for self-guided walking tours. Sites maps are available in the mailbox posted behind the stone gates. Restrooms are available during visitors center hours of operation.”
  • Visitors Center: Winter Hours (September – May):
    • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • And by Appointment
  • Visitors Center: Summer Hours (June – August)
    • Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • And by Appointment
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