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

Arts & Music at Wedgewood Houston

Saturday, February 2, 6:00 pm
Named “best renegade art crawl” by The Nashville Scene, Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston is South Nashville’s monthly art walk. Each first Saturday beginning at 6 pm, join hundreds of art lovers as they visit over a dozen venues within walking distance. Since 2014, AMWH has been free and open to the public.

Fort Negley Park is just one stop so be sure to check out the other galleries, studios, collectives, maker spaces, and pop-ups taking part

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Meeting

Saturday, March 2, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Members of the Fort Negley Descendants Project team are the featured guests for the AAHGS March 2nd meeting. FNDP is capturing an invaluable component of Nashville’s African American history by recording and preserving oral histories from descendants of the African American laborers and soldiers who built and worked at the fort during and after the Civil War. Are you a descendant of a Fort Negley worker? Do you know families that may have connections? We invite you and all interested members of the public to join us for our meeting and learn more about this important history. The meeting is free and we welcome all to attend.

Weed Wrangle

Saturday, March 2, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bring your family or church or social group and help preserve Fort Negley Park by eliminating invasive plants from the stonework and open space. Clearing invasive plants will allow native plants to thrive and improve site stability and aesthetics.
Volunteers will cut invasive plants using shears and loppers, remove debris from the area, and enjoy areas normally off limits. Volunteers should wear comfortable long sleeves and pants, durable closed-toe shoes, and favorite pair of gloves (extras available). If you have any questions before signing up email us at

Fossil Finders

Saturday, March 9 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Interested in fossil hunting but don’t know where to start? Join Fossil Finders the second Saturday each month 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.

Guided Walking Tours

Saturday, March 9, 2:00 pm
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 Civil War Roundtable

Tuesday, March 19, 7:00 pm
Donna Lucas, historian, “The Woman Behind the Man: Three Fascinating Confederate Couples – Mrs. John Gordon, Mrs. Sam Watkins and Betty Taylor”

Sons of Union Veterans

Saturday, March 26, 6:00 pm
Fort Donelson Camp No. 62, Sons of Union Veterans (SUV), meet at Fort Negley Visitors Center on the fourth Tuesday every other month. SUV business meeting begins at 6 pm with a scholarly presentation following. All programs are free and open to the public.

Seventeen Men Portraits of Black Civil War Soldiers

Exhibit runs February 5th through June 19th during Visitors Center hours
Seventeen Men is an exhibition that profiles and honors select members of the 25th USCT, led by Captain William A. Pricket. After spending more than a century in the hands of the Prickett family a pocket sized booklet containing bios and thumbnail portraits was discovered by Shayne Davidson. The booklet is a memento to a beloved officer from the men that nursed him back to health. Davidson used her skills as a genealogist and professional artist to bring these men to life by creating life size portraits.

Come by during regular Fort Negley Visitors Center hours to check out this wonderful exhibit. Tuesday – Friday noon to 4:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Annual Meeting

Thursday, March 28 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Don’t miss the free members-only get together at the Fort Negley Visitors Center.