Fort Defiance overlooks the Red and Cumberland Rivers and has a breathtaking view of the Downtown. Visitors are encouraged to walk the trails and enjoy the history that the location represents. Displays, cannons and the occasional reenactors are just some of the things you can enjoy on your visit to Fort Defiance.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Situated on 40 rolling acres, this living history museum features 18 restored log homes and outbuildings dating from 1830-1870. Each structure is chock-full of authentic period artifacts. Picnic areas and walking trails are scattered throughout the grounds. A wildlife center houses several examples of natural Tennessee flora and fauna.
Open Thursday-Sunday, 1-5p.m. mid-May through mid-October.
Built in 1858 by wealthy tobacconist Christopher Smith, this majestic antebellum home overlooks the Cumberland River. Constructed during the troubled pre Civil War era, the architecture reflects Greek Revival and Italianate styles. The home boasts grand hallways, an exquisite curved staircase and a widow's walk on the roof. During the winter months, local organizations fill the home with over 20 Christmas trees decorated and sparkling. In 1998, the mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:30am-2:30pm
Four markers have been placed in location throughout the county giving a detailed account of the historic events that took place in this area. Follow the trail and relive history. The four current markers are located at Public Square, the corner of University and College Streets, Highway 76 and Riverside Drive near the pedestrian overpass.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Located within Fort Campbell Military Base, this museum is filled with authentic memorabilia. The history of the 101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles, 5th Special Forces and 160th Special Operations can be followed from WWII to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Just outside the museum various aircraft, military equipment and monuments are on display and will capture the imagination of every child and child-at-heart. Visitors must obtain a visitor's pass at Gate Four to gain access to the facility.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Originally constructed in the 1800's, the Courthouse and Courts Complex is a blend of state of the art technology and historic charm. Restored and remodeled after the 1999 tornado, this architectural beauty is the symbol of Clarksville's historic downtown. Adorning the corridors of both buildings are 150 photographs illustrating the history and heritage of Montgomery County.
Built in 1890, the L&N Train Station was once one of the busiest locations in Clarksville, with soldiers and civilians arriving and departing daily. The facility is now open for public and private use. The Farmers Market is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9a.m.-1p.m. during the summer and fall in the Train Station parking lot. The depot also houses the Montgomery County Historical Society.
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Clarksville - Montgomery County Convention and Visitor's Bureau
25 Jefferson Street Suite 300
Clarksville, TN 37040