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, September 7, 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, September 14 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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, September 14, 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, September 17, 7:00 pm

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

Sons of Union Veterans

Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 pm
Fort Donelson Camp No. 62, Sons of Union Veterans, meets at Fort Negley Visitors Center on the fourth Tuesday every other month.

Taste of Wedgewood Houston

September 24 from 6 – 8 PM at Jackalope Brewing Co
Celebrate one of Nashville’s most historic neighborhoods at the 4th annual Taste of Wedgewood-Houston, a 21-and-up mixer, on September 24, from 6 – 8 PM at Jackalope Brewing Co. Vendors with samples include TN Brew Works, Diskin Cider, Bacon & Caviar, Bastion, Clean Plate Club, Corsair, Dozen, Gabby’s, Nashville Craft, Parson’s Chicken & Fish, Professor Bailey’s, Clawson’s Pub & Deli, Humphrey’s Street Coffee House, and of course Jackalope. Reservations can be made HERE. Tickets are $30 ahead of time and $35 at the door.

Exhibit: 8th Ave Reservoir & Reyer Pumping Station 130 Years

Now through September 27th stop by the Fort Negley Visitors Center to check out the exhibit marking the 130th anniversary of the George Reyer Pumping Station and Eighth Avenue Reservoir.

Completed in 1889 the pumping station and reservoir, two of the largest components of Nashville’s water treatment and distribution system, are an important part of Nashville’s history and are still in use today.

The pumping station, built of limestone rock and handmade brick, originally pumped water from the Cumberland River to the reservoir for settling prior to distribution to the community. Named the George Reyer Pumping Station in 1932, after long time superintendent, it remains in operation today as part of the Omohundro Water Treatment Plant, which treats up to 90 million gallons of water a day.

The City Reservoir, now known as the Eighth Avenue Reservoir, remains the largest of Metro Water Services 37 reservoirs, holding up to 51 million gallons of water. It is divided into two compartments, each with a capacity of 25.5 million gallons. Originally, raw water was pumped from the Cumberland River to the reservoir where mud from the river was allowed to settle out before the water was distributed. Although no longer used as a settling basin, the reservoir is still in use today to store clean water, treated at one of Nashville’s two treatment plants, for distribution to Metro Water Services’ 205,000 customers. Learn more.