It may be morbid, or it may be Halloween, but there is something about visiting a graveyard that arouses intrigue and imagination. There are two historic cemeteries in Clarksville that date back to the very beginning, when Clarksville was nothing but a small settlement.
Clarksville’s skyline is filled with spires. The three most prominent belong to architectural gems that are fascinating and picturesque inside and out. These historic churches each have a story to tell. Make sure to include these Instagrammable spots when you visit downtown Clarksville, Tenn.
Take a tour through the historic Smith Trahern Mansion overlooking the Cumberland River, or join them for their Trees of Christmas Open House on December 1.
Who doesn’t love free?! Our May post about “9 Fun Free Family Activities” has been so popular, we’ve added 8 more ideas! Whether you’re looking for an affordable destination that will guarantee fun for the whole family, some day-trip or weekend getaway ideas, or even some activities to get the kids out of the house for a couple of hours, you’ll these Clarksville options might be just the perfect solution. And remember, we’re less than an hour from Nashville along I-24.
Visit Clarksville invites guests to embark on a “Clarksville History Hunt” and see some of the city's historic buildings for the first time or to experience them through a new perspective. Simply follow the trail in no particular order, post your photos of the buildings on Instagram, tag @visitclarksvilletn and use the hashtag #clarksvillehistoryhunt. The first five people to post pictures of all 11 sites below will win a prize from Visit Clarksville! Happy hunting.
Perched atop Boothill in the Clarksville neighborhood of New Providence, the Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center sits high on a bluff where Red River and Cumberland River converge. With sweeping views of these rivers and of Downtown Clarksville, you can soak up an afternoon enjoying the scenery, or perhaps dig a little deeper. One of the last remaining earthen forts, Fort Defiance was originally built by 200 enslaved men and its story is steeped in African-American heritage.
Florida-based Travel Blogger Sheila Berrios-Nazario visited Clarksville recently. During her trip, she found some spots you shouldn't miss on your next visit where you can capture pictures for your Instagram (or Facebook) that you'll feel proud of.
Kiddos in Clarksville have just over three weeks before school starts! These two top-rated historic attractions will keep the summer fun rolling, but will also ignite (or reignite) an interest in local history...and maybe all things educational. OK, that's probably a stretch, but kids of all ages are sure to experience something fascinating at these two local historic treasures!
Clarksville, Tennessee is first and foremost a river city, giving it an important role in military history, the tobacco trade, and economic development. Many historic attractions in the community tell Clarksville's story.
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