Events at Fort Negley Park
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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 9:30 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 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 6pm 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.

Guided Tours

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

Upcoming Events

Fossil Finders

Saturday, September 11th from 9:30am – 11:30am

Our volunteer geologist will lead your group in a guided exploration of the fossil collection area next to the visitors center. Learn about the 400 million year old marine fossils found in Nashville and even take some home with you.
Sign up today for your 30-minute guided session at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, or 10:30 am.
Although not required to successfully find fossils you are encouraged to bring your own digging hand tools.
*Limited Space – RSVP to

Underground Railroad Virtual Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 14th at 7pm

The Long Tradition of Black Military Service in the Spanish SoutheastDr. Jane Landers, Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of History

Because much of U.S. history is written from English language sources, several centuries of military service by Africans and their descendants in the Spanish Southeast are relatively unknown. Drawing on Spanish manuscript sources and archaeological discoveries, this lecture will fill in some of that missing history. 

*Enjoy these virtual presentations online through Zoom: 

Underground Railroad Virtual Lecture Series

Thursday, September 16th at 7pm

I Ain’t Got Long to Stay Here: Nashville as a Gateway to Freedom – Dr. Learotha Williams Jr., Professor of History at Tennessee State University 

For the many African Americans entering Nashville in chains from well-established slave systems on the eastern seaboard, their arrival often preceded more difficult and violent forms of the institution further South and West. Freedom-seeking African Americans also made their way to Nashville during that period, transforming the city into a site that would become a major point of departure to the North and ultimately freedom. 

*Enjoy these virtual presentations online through Zoom: 

Guided Walking Tours

Saturday, September 18th from 9:30am – 11:00am

Join us to learn about the story of Fort Negley Park. From a tree top oasis outside early 19th century Nashville, to an imposing fortress guarding the Union stronghold, to restoration and neglect, and its recent addition to UNESCO sites of memory we’ll cover it all on a one-mile guided walking tour. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Approximately 1.5 hours.
*Limited Space – RSVP to

Nashville Civil War Roundtable

Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00pm

Krista Castillo, Fort Negley Park Site Director
“How Military and Pension Records Reveal Forgotten Stories”

Join Nashville Civil War Roundtable each month to enjoy in depth scholarly presentations from invited guests. All programs are free and open to the public, but the group encourages membership to sustain their educational efforts. Annual dues along with proceeds from the used book sale support programming and local preservation causes. *Masks Are Required Inside Fort Negley Visitors Center

Neighborhood Tour

Saturday, September 25th from 9:30am – 11:30am

Fort Negley Park sits in the middle of Edgehill, Wedgewood-Houston, and Chestnut Hill. Join us for a guided 2-mile walking tour to hear some of the stories from the past 200 years. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
*Limited Space – RSVP to

Sons of Union Veterans Meeting

Tuesday, September 28th at 6:00pm

Fort Donelson Camp No. 62, Sons of Union Veterans, meets at Fort Negley Visitors Center on the fourth Tuesday every other month. Begins at 6:00 pm with a business meeting followed by a presentation. All programs are free and open to the public.