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 10 am to noon.


The Nashville Civil War Roundtable meets at the Fort Negley Visitors Center the third Monday 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 Monday every other month from 7 pm to 8 pm. Programs are open to all.

Guided Tours

Join us the second Saturday of each month at 2pm to learn about the rich 155+ year history of the park from one of our staff! Click here to learn more. 

Upcoming Events

Tennessee Statesmen Harry T. Burn

Wednesday, October 9 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Rep. Harry Burn’s vote for Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th Amendment created one of the most dramatic moments in the state’s history – and myths as well. Burn’s great nephew Tyler Boyd’s research on Burn and his career after his August 19, 1920, vote reveal a man dedicated for decades to expanding the franchise and the rights of women. Boyd’s new book will be available for sale.

Guided Walking Tours

Join us the second Saturday of each month* at 2 pm to learn about the 90 year story of Fort Negley Park including the 155 year-old historic Fort Negley. Join us for the one mile guided walking tour led by a staff historian. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Nashville to Havana: The Croft Sisters & Grassmere

Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

The Nashville Zoo exists today due to the foresight of sisters Margaret and Elise Croft. Five generations of the same family lived at Grassmere Farm until the Crofts willed the property to be used as a nature preserve. The Nashville Zoo began management of the site in 1997. Tori Mason and Jennifer Randles traveled to Florida and Cuba to research the Croft sisters’ business.