Events at Fort Negley Park
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Fort Negley Visitors Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Tuesday, May 30.

Fort Negley Park’s 1/2 mile loop trail remains open daily from dawn until dusk. Maps are available on the VC porch. Historic Fort Negley at the apex of the hill will be closed during phase 2 of historic stone work restoration.

Upcoming Events

Special Lecture Series “Afterlives of Fort Negley”

Join us for special lecture series “Afterlives of Fort Negley” in person at the Fort Negley Visitors Center or via Zoom (

This lecture series and the upcoming Builders and Defenders Database made possible by generous grants from National Park Service and National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Recurring Events

Fossil Finders

This program is perfect for fossil enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Join a geologist volunteer the second Saturday of each month from 10 am to 11:30 am.


The Nashville Civil War Roundtable meets at the Fort Negley Visitors Center the third Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Join them for scholarly presentations

Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston

Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston is South Nashville’s monthly art walk. Each first Saturday, beginning at 6 pm join hundreds of others to visit over a dozen venues within walking distance


The Sons of Union Veterans meets at the Fort Negley Visitors Center the fourth Tuesday every other month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Programs are open to all.

Nashville History Club

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 2:00 pm, join local authors and historians for a presentation on Nashville history.

Guided Tours

Join us the third Saturday of each month at 9:30 am to learn about the rich 155+ year history of the park from one of our staff! Click here to learn more.