Topic: Duncan Street
The event focuses on the frontier and colonial history of Clarksville. Native American and frontier re-enactors will demonstrate activities such as flint knapping, an authentic blacksmith operation, frontier camp life, ax throwing, and flintlock musket firing.
“Valentine Sevier and his family settled this area in 1790 and built a compound and station at the confluence of the Cumberland River and Red River,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance.
Restrictions will be in place to limit capacity
Clarksville, TN – Grab a blanket and pack a picnic lunch for Music at the Fort, an outdoor musical event Saturday, June 27th, 2020 at Fort Defiance Civil War Park.
“This will be our first event since the pandemic, so we’re certainly glad to be back,” said William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “It’ll be a great opportunity for patrons to see the park and hear some music from the past.”
Guests will enjoy a string band playing music of the 19th century.
Clarksville Parks and Recreation announces Surrender of Clarksville event to be held at Fort Defiance
Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020, the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center will be hosting a living history event from 10:00am to 3:00pm to commemorate the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862.
The surrender of Clarksville was a significant event in Civil War history, opening the South to Union forces and the capture of Nashville. Uniformed soldiers will provide living history and cannon firing demonstrations. Visitors are invited to tour the permanent exhibit and view the film, “Crossroads of Change.”
Clarksville, TN – On January 11th, 2020, Author Jerry T. Wooten will speak at Fort Defiance on the important role the Union supply depot at Johnsonville, Tennessee, played in the Western Theater of the Civil War at 2:00pm
His new book, Johnsonville: Union Supply Operations on the Tennessee River and the Battle of Johnsonville, November 4th-5th, 1864, offers a wealth of new material about the creation and strategic role of the supply depot, the use of railroads and logistics, and its defense by U.S. Colored Troops.
Clarksville, TN – A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, offers a variety of upcoming family-friendly events.
Festivities are diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured gathering places.
New! History Alive — 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday, October 5th: Enjoy an evening of history, music, and 19th-century fare at this fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Fort Defiance.
Clarksville, TN – The Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will be offering a variety of events in September.
Festivities are free of charge and diverse, offering something for visitors of all ages looking to have a great time at one of Clarksville’s most treasured gathering places.
A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center is located at 120 Duncan Street.
Clarksville, TN – On Austin 10th, 2019, come out and join Clarksville Parks and Recreation for a meet and greet with historical residents of Clarksville’s past from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Fort Defiance Interpretive Center and Civil War Park, located at 120 Duncan Street.
Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, Clarksville Parks and Recreation invites you to bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic lunch for an outdoor musical event at Fort Defiance from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Civil War reenactors will be on site as the Marlin Rood Band entertains with tunes from the 19th century.
Clarksville, 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.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department has lined up a full schedule of camps and programs for youths of all ages for this summer. Parents are reminded that registration numbers are limited for all camps, so register early.
Registration is available online at www.CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec or in person at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation office, recreation centers and pools.
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