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

Tasting Tennessee: A Culinary Tour of the Volunteer State

Wednesday, November 13th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

What defines Tennessee cuisine? This exploration of places to eat across the state distinguishes the unique local flavors that certain regions are known for. The discussion will be led by Rob DeHart, curator of the temporary exhibition “Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food.” From barbecued ham in the East, to hot chicken in the Middle, to slugburgers in the West, this program is guaranteed to make you hungry.

Nashville Civil War Roundtable

Tuesday, November 19th 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, November 26th 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.