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Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces upcoming events at Fort Defiance


Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, TN – Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center offers a variety of upcoming events. Festivities are diverse and offer something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured historic sites.

Fort Defiance Civil War Park is located at 120 Duncan Street.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center, Clarksville TN.

Upcoming Events

Civil War Medical Display
Saturday, May 25th from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Civil War Medical Display

Civil War Medical Display

Visitors will be able to view and learn about Civil War period medical instruments and medicines. Admission is free.

Music at the Fort
Saturday, June 22nd from 11:00am to 3:00pm

Music at the Fort

Music at the Fort

Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic lunch for this free outdoor musical event. Civil War reenactors will host as the Marlin Rood Band entertains with tunes from the 19th century.

To view a complete list of Clarksville Parks and Recreation’s activities visit or download our latest Activity Guide or sign-up to receive our monthly e-newsletter.

About Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive CenterFort Defiance, which overlooks the confluence of the Red River and Cumberland River, was a cornerstone of the Confederate defense of the area and an important part of the eventual Union occupation of Clarksville.  In 1982, Judge and Mrs. Sam Boaz, donated the property to the City of Clarksville.

In 2008, the City secured a $2.2 million federal grant that was combined with local funding and the process of construction of the interpretive center and walking trails began. The more than 1,500-square-foot Center features exhibits about the local area and the fort during the Civil War.

Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm during the Fall & Winter.

It is located at 120 Duncan Street, Clarksville, TN.

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