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Address: 1100 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203-4835
Phone Number: +1 615-862-8470
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Great views of downtown Nashville.

Civil War History buffs, this is a worthwhile place to stop and check out. Built to withstand the Rebel onslaught and never really used but it has stood the test of time and is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Dousman, Wisconsin
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Dousman, Wisconsin
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238 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Civil War History buffs, this is a worthwhile place to stop and check out. Built to withstand the Rebel onslaught and never really used but it has stood the test of time and is still going strong. Great to see so much has been preserved. Nice visitors center.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The film in the visitor center was interesting---they forced free blacks into servitude to build the fort back during the Civil War. The fort that is there now isn't the fort that was there in the 1860s---the original fell into disrepair, so what you see is partially built by the WPA in the 1930s with some reconstruction done in the... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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341 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We watched two films about the area and Fort Negley. We walked the property. The sheep were there to cut the grass and were contained in a fenced in area. The fort is on an elevated area so that you could see into the valley. There was no litter on the property. One of the employees was very knowledgeable about... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The original Fort Negley as built during the American Civil War by the Union Army was described as the largest inland fort in the United States (not guarding a harbor or port). Started when the Union Army occupied Nashville in 1862, it continued to be built upon, improved, and altered through much of the war. No longer needed after the... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

In fairness (and why I give the park a 3 vs. a 2) is that we went after hours and the visitor's center was closed. That left us to walk the path and read the signs headed into the fort. The signs are helpful and the walk is easy, but the fortifications are in need of work. They are overgrown.... More 

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Zirconia, North Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Despite our opinion noting this place needs a fair amount cutting back the overgrowth, doing nothing to further preserve this historic fort, we are pleased we made the effort to visit. There is a good film encapsulating the 'story' of this fort and its place in Civil War history. the location is surprisingly close to down town. It seems important... More 

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westchester, ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I enjoy anything that has to do with history, especially the Civil War era. There actually isn't too much to see here because the fort itself is long gone. And the stonework that outlines where the fort used to be is actually from the 1930's reconstruction. The placards along the trail on the perimeter of the fort are very informative.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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118 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This was a large fort built during the Civil War to protect the Union troops in Nashville. It never really saw any action. The actual fort is gone and all that remains are limestone walls that were actually reconstructed in the 1930s. There really isn't much to see here, but the signs regarding the history of the fort and Nashville... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

I stumbled upon this place by accident. Admission is free and it is located between Greer Stadium and The Adventure Science Center. There is a small museum and tiny gift shop that sells magnets, postcards, and literature. The tour is self-guided and the people at the desk are knowledgeable. You'll walk about a mile to see everything. At the top,... More 

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Nashville, TN
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

We visited for an afternoon walk. The paths are well maintained and provide a great view of the city. You can see the logos on the A&T (batman) building on a clear spring day. Historical plaques dot the pathway. This is a Union fort as opposed to a Confederate fort. The location is excellent, right off of 8th Street and... More 

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