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

Taste of Wedgewood Houston

September 5
Save-the-date for 4th annual Taste of Wedgewood-Houston at Jackalope Brewing Company, 701 8th Ave S. featuring food and drink provided by generous Wedgewood-Houston merchants. Proceeds benefit the preservation and restoration of Fort Negley Park. More information coming soon.

Arts & Music at Wedgewood Houston

Saturday, May 4, 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

Fossil Finders

Saturday, May 11 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, May 11, 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, May 21, 7:00 pm

Sons of Union Veterans

Tuesday, May 28, 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.

Fort Negley Named “Site of Memory” for UNESCO Slave Route Project

Tuesday, May 21, 10:30 am
Historic Nashville Park Recognized as Globally Significant to African-American History
Panel Discussion to Follow National Announcement on Tuesday, May 21

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