MHC Civil War Sesquicentennial Celebration
Welcome to Nashville's Civil War Sesquicentennial, a commemoration of our city's Civil War experience. Over the next five years, programs, special tours, and events will take place around the city that will educate audiences of all ages about Nashville’s role during the war as the "Occupied City".
The weekend of December 13, 2014, will mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville. Events will take place all over Nashville to remember what historians have called the "decisive battle in the Western front." This city-wide commemoration will begin at 10 am on Saturday, December 13, and will include living history demonstrations, special tours and exhibits, and other commemorative events. The day will conclude with cannon fire at sunset at various locations.