Fort Negley was built in 1862 to defend Nashville against Confederate Army attacks. Black laborers assisted the Union Army in building Fort Negley. The unique star designed Union fort from the Civil War, is located between Greer Stadium and the Cumberland Science Museum near downtown Nashville.
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From the North: Take I-65 South to exit 81 Wedgewood, turn right onto Wedgewood Ave. At the first stoplight, turn right onto 8th Avenue S. Turn right onto Chestnut St. Turn left onto Fort Negley Blvd, Fort Negley is on the right. From the South: Take I-65 North to exit 81 Wedgewood, turn left onto Wedgewood Ave. At the second stoplight, turn right onto 8th Avenue S. Turn right onto Chestnut St. Turn left onto Fort Negley Blvd, Fort Negley is on the right. From the East or the West: Take I-24 or I-40 East to I-65, then follow the directions from the North. From Downtown: Take 8th Avenue South until it intersects Chestnut Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street. Turn left onto Fort Negley Blvd.
Park is open during daylight hours Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Friday Noon to 4 and Saturday 9 to 4. During June, July, & August Friday hours are extended to 9 to 4.
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