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 9:30 am to 11:30 am.


The Nashville Civil War Roundtable meets at the Fort Negley Visitors Center the third Tuesday 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 Tuesday every other month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Programs are open to all.

Guided Tours

Join us the third Saturday of each month at 9:30am to learn about the rich 155+ year history of the park from one of our staff! Click here to learn more. 

Upcoming Events

Nashville Civil War Roundtable

Tuesday, January 18th at 7:00pm

Greg Biggs, author/historian
“Logistics for William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign”

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. *Masks Are Required Inside Fort Negley Visitors Center

Guided Walking Tours

Saturday, January 22nd from 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Join us to learn about the story of Fort Negley Park. From a tree top oasis outside early 19th century Nashville, to an imposing fortress guarding the Union stronghold, to restoration and neglect, and its recent addition to UNESCO sites of memory we’ll cover it all on a one-mile guided walking tour. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Approximately 1.5 hours.
*Limited Space – RSVP to

Sons of Union Veterans Meeting

Tuesday, January 25th at 6:00pm

Fort Donelson Camp No. 62, Sons of Union Veterans, meets at Fort Negley Visitors Center on the fourth Tuesday every other month. Begins at 6:00 pm with a business meeting followed by a presentation. All programs are free and open to the public.

Fossil Finders

Saturday, February 12th at 10am

Our volunteer geologist will lead your group in a guided exploration of the fossil collection area next to the visitors center. Learn about the 400 million year old marine fossils found in Nashville and even take some home with you.
Sign up today for your 30-minute guided session at 9:30 am, 10:00 am, or 10:30 am.
Although not required to successfully find fossils you are encouraged to bring your own digging hand tools.
*Limited Space – RSVP to

Soldiers For Freedom Tour

Saturday, February 12th from 2:00pm – 3:00pm

RSVP Required. Limited Space – RSVP to
Join Fort Negley Park staff for a guided tour focusing on the site’s rich African American heritage. The one-mile long walking tour will include discussions on why enslaved, free, and self-emancipated people came to Saint Cloud Hill and how their contributions to the war effort directly impacted the creation of United States Colored Regiments, the Confederacy’s defeat, and the end of the slavery.