News Flash

Home Parks & Rec News Releases

Posted on: April 30, 2021

Fort Defiance to host March to the Past

20170506_104840

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Ever wondered what 19th century life was like? Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center will host March to the Past  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8 to give you a glimpse into that time.

The event, in collaboration with The Friends of Fort Defiance, will be a day of 19th century living history demonstrations including Civil War camp life, musket and artillery firing, period cooking and children’s activities. 

William Parker, Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance, said these events wouldn’t be possible without the help of The Friends of Fort Defiance.

“We’re grateful that we have a group that’s so passionate about Clarksville’s rich Civil War history, and they do a great job helping us bring these events to life.”

For more, visit Clarksvilleparksrec.com.

About Fort Defiance

The Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan Street, is operated by the Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department. The fort, which overlooks the confluence of the Red and Cumberland rivers, was a cornerstone of the Confederate defense of the area and an important part of the 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 to build the interpretive center and walking trails. The Center features exhibits about the local area and the fort during the Civil War.



Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home Parks & Rec News Releases

IMG_8809 edit

Outdoor pool season returns May 29

Posted on: May 13, 2021

Riverfest applications being accepted

Posted on: April 29, 2021
IMG_2521

Fun with Fido returns to Liberty Park

Posted on: April 28, 2021

Movies in the Park to return

Posted on: April 26, 2021

Riverboat to dock at McGregor Park

Posted on: April 9, 2021
Parks logo

Billy Dunlop Park renovation earns award

Posted on: November 23, 2020
christmas parade

2020 Christmas Parade planning begins

Posted on: September 23, 2020