I've been to a number of Civil War sites, and I would rank Fort Negley as average. It is definitely not in the same category as Shiloh or some of the other more famous sites.
Great place to hike and learn about history. The visitor center guide was really friendly and he offered to start a video about the history of Nashville and Fort Negley. Awesome view of Nashville from the top of the fort.
Go here, bring the kids and ask about the scavenger hunt sheets. This is awesome for kids (especially in the midst of a long road trip). There is a fair amount of walking but the view is incredible and the history is fascinating.
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