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Fort Negley Park and Visitors Center

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Address: 1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4835
Phone Number:
+1 615-862-8470
09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful View Of the City

There isn't much to look at while at the fort, but there are post every few feet with history written down. Once you get to the half way point, you get to see an amazing view... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There isn't much to look at while at the fort, but there are post every few feet with history written down. Once you get to the half way point, you get to see an amazing view downtown Nashville.

Thank tlt02k
Nashville, Tennessee
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45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Passed buy it many times but finally stopped. Earth works fort that protected Nashville during the civil war. Recently they removed the trees so now it like it was during battle of Nashville. Vistors center is small.

Thank P-E-Zmusic
Dayton, Ohio
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87 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So you've been to Franklin and Stones River, and you think you've been to all the middle TN Civil War sites? Well, add Fort Negley to your list. There are several interesting films in the visitor center, and a very friendly staff to answer your questions. The fort was largely dismantled and overgrown after the war. The visible ruins of... More 

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and self enjoyed this stop. It was free to walk around the fort and to see where they placed it where you can see everything was pretty cool too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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367 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I've been to a number of Civil War sites, and I would rank Fort Negley as average. It is definitely not in the same category as Shiloh or some of the other more famous sites.

Thank bobca1947
Lake City, Michigan
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160 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Great place to hike and learn about history. The visitor center guide was really friendly and he offered to start a video about the history of Nashville and Fort Negley. Awesome view of Nashville from the top of the fort.

Thank Joanna F
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61 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Five moon visit to the only left yesterday. Quick 10 minute visit. Free parking. There are little plaques with info set up to appreciate some of the history.

Thank pfavia
College Station, Texas
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Go here, bring the kids and ask about the scavenger hunt sheets. This is awesome for kids (especially in the midst of a long road trip). There is a fair amount of walking but the view is incredible and the history is fascinating.

2 Thank Michael L
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131 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This was a huge project for the time, and the signs are very complete. The area itself has the original stonework, but all the wooden structures are gone. Apparently the area was in disrepair for a longish period, but the reconstruction (paths and signs, original stonework) are the attraction.

Thank RichGTraveling
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Nashville is doing right by preserving and Fort Negley. Easy walking on well maintained trail. The shortest route to the single entrance to the actual fortifications is to go clockwise from the entrance, although there are several interesting signs along the counterclockwise route.

1 Thank chuckpisgah

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