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Fort Defiance Interpretive Center & Park

120 Duncan Street, Clarksville, TN 37040

931-472-3351

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Fort Defiance overlooks the Red and Cumberland Rivers atop a 200' bluff, giving the earthen works fort a breathtaking view of the Clarksville skyline. A large interpretive center tells and shows the history of the site -- and the Civil War -- from many perspectives. You'll also learn the fascinating and turbulent history of the site itself from the time of Clarksville's earliest settlers.  The remarkable preservation of the area makes it one of the few intact earthen works forts in the U.S.  Around the corner from the defensive river fort, is Sevier Station, home of early settler Valentine Sevier (brother to Tennessee's first governor, John Sevier)  and Montgomery County's oldest standing structure. The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is CLOSED until further notice. The park and walking trails remain open.

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  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm-4:00pm