This was a huge project for the time, and the signs are very complete. The area itself has the original stonework, but all the wooden structures are gone. Apparently the area was in disrepair for a longish period, but the reconstruction (paths and signs, original stonework) are the attraction.
Nashville is doing right by preserving and Fort Negley. Easy walking on well maintained trail. The shortest route to the single entrance to the actual fortifications is to go clockwise from the entrance, although there are several interesting signs along the counterclockwise route.
The film as really good and the museum really almost none but good at what they did have. Most everything is walk and look at which was about a mile. It was too cold for me and a disabled person could just forget it unless they have lots of jest... I asked about having the possibility of a golf cart... 更多
Civil War History buffs, this is a worthwhile place to stop and check out. Built to withstand the Rebel onslaught and never really used but it has stood the test of time and is still going strong. Great to see so much has been preserved. Nice visitors center.
The film in the visitor center was interesting---they forced free blacks into servitude to build the fort back during the Civil War. The fort that is there now isn't the fort that was there in the 1860s---the original fell into disrepair, so what you see is partially built by the WPA in the 1930s with some reconstruction done in the... 更多
We watched two films about the area and Fort Negley. We walked the property. The sheep were there to cut the grass and were contained in a fenced in area. The fort is on an elevated area so that you could see into the valley. There was no litter on the property. One of the employees was very knowledgeable about... 更多
The original Fort Negley as built during the American Civil War by the Union Army was described as the largest inland fort in the United States (not guarding a harbor or port). Started when the Union Army occupied Nashville in 1862, it continued to be built upon, improved, and altered through much of the war. No longer needed after the... 更多
In fairness (and why I give the park a 3 vs. a 2) is that we went after hours and the visitor's center was closed. That left us to walk the path and read the signs headed into the fort. The signs are helpful and the walk is easy, but the fortifications are in need of work. They are overgrown.... 更多
Despite our opinion noting this place needs a fair amount cutting back the overgrowth, doing nothing to further preserve this historic fort, we are pleased we made the effort to visit. There is a good film encapsulating the 'story' of this fort and its place in Civil War history. the location is surprisingly close to down town. It seems important... 更多
I enjoy anything that has to do with history, especially the Civil War era. There actually isn't too much to see here because the fort itself is long gone. And the stonework that outlines where the fort used to be is actually from the 1930's reconstruction. The placards along the trail on the perimeter of the fort are very informative.... 更多