Clarksville Parks & Recreation to host Music at the Fort
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A community favorite historic site, Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center, 120 Duncan St., offers a variety of events throughout the year.
Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic lunch for an outdoor musical event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Fort Defiance. Civil War reenactors will be on site as the Marlin Rood Band entertains with tunes from the 19th century.
Festivities are free of charge. To find out more, be sure to become a fan or follower on Facebook by searching “Clarksville Parks and Recreation” or call Fort Defiance at 931-472-3351.
About Fort Defiance
Fort Defiance, 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 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 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 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. during the Spring and Summer.