CLARKSVILLE, TN – March 1, 2019 – Learn why not one shot was fired at defensive fort, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center along the Cumberland
Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red and Cumberland Rivers in Clarksville, Tennessee, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, one of the last remaining earthen forts built by 200 enslaved men in the U.S., overlooks downtown Clarksville and has been a hub of activity for more than 200 years. During the Civil War, Union troops occupied Clarksville in 1862 at this fort.
Managed by Clarksville Parks and Recreation, Fort Defiance opened its doors in 2011. Admission is free and open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays.
Learn about the site and its importance to Clarksville in the 1,500 square foot interpretive center where the lives of freed and enslaved people of Clarksville and surrounding areas are told from varying perspectives in permanent and rotating exhibits.
Walk the winding one-mile trail and stop along the way to read stories of the war and its people.
Traveling to Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center is just under a 60-minute drive from Nashville.
For more information, visit www.ftdefianceclarksville.com.
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