INTERPRETIVE CENTER & CIVIL WAR PARK | 120 DUNCAN STREETT
HOURS & AMENITIES Fort Defiance is open daily Tuesday - Saturday, 10AM-4PM and Sunday, 1-4PM. Amenities include a gift shop, picnic tables, a walking trail and exhibits. Admission is free.
TAKE A TOUR School field trips and group tours are available! Tours last approximately two hours and can include lunch on the grounds. For more information, call (931) 472-3351.
HISTORICAL EVENTS THE SURRENDER OF CLARKSVILLE Saturday, February 23, 10AM-3PM Join us for a living history event to commemorate the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862. Uniformed soldiers will provide living history and cannon firing demonstrations. Visitors are welcome to tour the permanent exhibit and view the award-winning film, â€œCrossroads of Change.â€?
NEW! HISTORY FOR KIDS Saturday, March 16, 1-3PM Sign up for an afternoon that is both fun and educational for only $5! Have you ever wondered what games children played in the past or with what toys they played? Children, ages 7-12, are welcome to explore our toy box and also our trunk of dress up clothes. Be a Civil War soldier and learn how to drill and march, or learn how to have a proper 19th century tea party. Also, learn how to dig up artifacts from the past with an experienced relic hunter. Pre-registration is required.
INDIAN ARTIFACT SHOW Saturday, April 13, 10AM-3PM Local artifact collectors will display their collections at this free event. Come learn more about those items lurking in your closet or collecting dust on your display shelves. Bring them to the Fort to find out more about your treasures! For educational purposes only, no sales.
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Located on a bluff 200 feet above the confluence of the Red and Cumberland Rivers, the Fort Defiance site has been a hub of activity for more than two centuries. The facility provides a variety of free events and programs offering something for visitors of all ages.