Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Negley was the largest and most important of the fortifications built by Union forces after Nashville fell in 1862. It occupied the center of the Federal defensive line, which stretched in a wide circle around the southern part of the city. Built primarily by slaves and free black workers conscripted into service, Fort Negley is the largest inland stone fortification constructed during the Civil War and incorporates a complex polygonal design. After the war, most of the fort’s salvageable components, including wood and iron, were sold. A new $1 Million Visitor’s Center opened September 2007.
1100 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203
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Fort Negley Park is open during daylight hours for self-guided walking tours. Fort Negley Visitors Center is open September to May, Tuesday-Friday Noon-4pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. June through August hours are Tuesday-Thursday Noon-4pm, Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm.