Fort Nashborough is temporarily closed to the public for renovations.

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Parks and Recreation

Fort Nashborough

Fort NashboroughFort Nashborough historic marker

On January 1, 1780, Nashville was founded when James Robertson led his group of pioneers across the frozen Cumberland river to a place called The Cedar Bluffs. It was here that these men built a fort called Nashborough which would be shelter for the first families until Indian attacks ended in 1792.

HOURS: Self-guided tours daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

ADMISSION: FREE 

LOCATION: Riverfront Park, downtown Nashville.