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Posted on: October 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Halloween at Fort Defiance returns Oct. 30

Halloween at Fort Defiance

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Prepare yourself for haunting historical tales of woe and terror!  Fort Defiance will be hosting their annual Halloween at the Fort from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. The event is recommended for ages 8 and over. 


Visitors are invited to gather around the bonfire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while listening to local ghost stories. 


“Clarksville and the surrounding areas have a rich history of Native Americans, the Civil War, and more,” said William Parker, the Historical Interpreter at Fort Defiance. “With all that history comes scary tales that are perfect for Halloween.”


In order to maintain social distancing, A limited number of 40 patrons will be allowed into this event on a first come, first serve basis.


For information about Fort Defiance visit ClarksvilleParkRec.com or call 931-645-7476.


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.

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