The Surrender of Clarksville

Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Contact: The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department
Phone: (931) 645-7476

Enjoy a free living-history event to commemorate the surrender of Fort Defiance to Union soldiers in 1862. Uniformed soldiers will provide living history and cannon firing demonstrations throughout the day. While there, tour the interpretive center atop a 200’ bluff over the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers where the defensive earthen works fort remains well-preserved and intact. Here the voices of many perspectives of the conflict at the interactive displays, and don’t miss the expansive view of downtown Clarksville.  When your time there is complete, cross the river for a 5-minute drive into downtown Clarksville for a variety of local restaurants, shopping and craft breweries.

For ADA Assistance, please call 931-645-7476.


Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center
120 Duncan St.
Clarksville, TN 37042

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