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Organized in 2013, the Friends of Fort Negley supports education and preservation programs and advocates for the protection of greenspace at Fort Negley Park.

Did You Know? 

Fort Negley covers four acres and measures 600 feet long and 300 feet wide.

Learn more: Fort Negley Visitors Center Brochure


Fort Negley is a place where people and history come together. It is a place to learn that we are a part of history and not apart from it. The Park is open year round from dawn to dusk for self-guided tours.


Share your time and talents to make a positive impact at Fort Negley Park and our Visitor Center! There are many volunteer opportunities for people of all interests and abilities.


From Fossils in the Fort, free lectures, re-enactments, educational programs, hiking trails, and the Monarch Butterfly Garden to the annual Taste of Wedgewood-Houston fundraiser, there is something for everyone!



Join us for special tours to learn about the rich 155+ year history of the park from one of our staff!


The Sons of Union Veterans meets at the Fort Negley Visitors Center the fourth Monday every other month from 7 pm to 8 pm. Programs are open to all.


Join us the second Saturday each month, 10 am to noon, to begin your fossil hunt or just to learn more. Geologists and other experts will be on hand to guide your search and answer questions.


Fort Negley Park, Friends of Fort Negley, and Vulcan Materials Company provide three types of fossil activities at Fort Negley.

Sign up to stay informed about upcoming events and happenings at the park!