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

Battle of Nashville 155th Anniversary Living History

Saturday, December 7th from 10:00am – 3:30pm

Visit the camps to see how soldiers lived. Don’t miss the signal corps demonstrations to see how the Federal Army communicated over long distances. At 10am – Infantry Demonstration. At 11am – Artillery Demonstration. At Noon – Battle of the Cedars presentation by Jim Lewis, ranger, Stones River National Battlefield (in the theater). 1pm – Infantry Demonstration. At 2pm – Artillery Demonstration. At 3pm – Combined Infantry and Artillery Demonstration.

Battle of Nashville Symposium

Saturday, December 14th from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Join us for a day of presentations related to the Middle Tennessee Campaign. This is a free event open to the public. Seating is first come first served. Schedule as follows:

9:00am to 10:00am: The Battle For Nashville (film), 58 minutes.
10:30am to Noon: Johnsonville presented by Jerry Wooten*, ranger, Bicentennial Mall State Park.
1:00pm to 2:15pm: Iron Maidens and Devils Daughters: USA Navy and CSA Cavalry at the Battle of Nashville presented by Mark Zimmerman*, historian.
2:30pm to 4:00pm: Seeing the Elephant: The Common Soldier’s View of the Battle of Nashville*, presented by Brian Allison, historian.

Fossil Finders

Saturday, December 14th from 10:00am – 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, answer questions and lead hands-on activities. Although not required to successfully find fossils you are encouraged to bring your own digging hand tools.

*Weather Permitting

Nashville Civil War Roundtable

Tuesday, December 17th at 7:00 pm

Dr. Tim Johnson, historian/author, Lipscomb University – “For Duty and Honor: Tennessee’s Mexican war Experience”
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.

Sons of Union Veterans Meeting

Tuesday, January 28th at 6:00 pm

Fort Donelson Camp No. 62, Sons of Union Veterans, meets at Fort Negley Visitors Center on the fourth Tuesday every other month. All programs are free and open to the public.

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.