We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Civil War Park

Great place and such history. Take the kids and have a great time exploring the area and stop by... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
Lewisville, Texas
Great park!!

Great place to visit! Start with the fifteen-minute movie and then proceed through the... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2018
Debbie S
Read all 105 reviews
All photos (62)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“minute film”(2 reviews)
“grounds offer”(2 reviews)
“history buff”(3 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
120 Duncan St, Clarksville, TN 37042-6518
+1 931-472-3351
Improve This Listing
Reviews (105)
Filter reviews
104 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews minute film grounds offer history buff downtown clarksville great place nice stroll hiking trails the river beautiful scenery small museum cannon buffs perspective trees donaldson role slaves
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 104 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the fort you can see an 18 minute film telling about surrender. All of the men were gone to war and there was no way to defend the town. Clarksville was spared since they did not fight back. Good photo ops on the river...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 957gaylee
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Great place and such history. Take the kids and have a great time exploring the area and stop by the Interpretive area.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank texaswishbone
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Great place to visit! Start with the fifteen-minute movie and then proceed through the interpretive center; where you'll see and hear all types of interesting history! Don't forget to walk the trail that leads to markers and beautiful scenery!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of historical facts around as well as a little museum. The only complaint is that there is a really steep hill that even fit people might have trouble getting back up.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Alisha B
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We were looking for something to do, and decided to visit Fort Defiance. While there is no actual fort there, it is a wonderful place. There were breathtaking views, we'll kept grounds, and good hiking trails. In addition, there's a small museum with a few...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank hotheadmaria69
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend taking a stroll here. I walked here with my kids on a beautiful day and I was very pleased. The scenery is gorgeous. It has a bit of history along with the name plates for certain trees. It was very peaceful....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 8 February 2018

I highly recommend visiting this place. The park is clean and safe. There are numerous educational opportunities. If nothing else, the 1 miles loop is nice for a short walk. The museum was great!

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Tabitha K
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

The loops is roughly a 1 mile hike, it’s short but good for the family. Enjoyed seeing this historic site. The museum tied everything together nicely.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Sircadence
Reviewed 31 October 2017

There wasn't a battle here, so this museum focuses on the impact of the war on the civilians under Union occupation, mostly women and children whose men were of in the Confederate army. It also demonstrates the impact on the slaves, who left their masters...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Hoosiercritic
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We visited Fort Defiance on a Saturday morning in October. The fort itself is not a masonry or wood building, but mounds of dirt walls. It was a small encampment when it was an active fort. The fort itself would be a site for only...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank N2875XQdeborahh
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 nearby hotels
Westgate Inn & Suites
149 reviews
.32 miles away
Midtown Inn
11 reviews
.38 miles away
Riverview Inn
296 reviews
1.07 miles away
MainStay Suites Fort Campbell
84 reviews
5.92 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 433 nearby restaurants
Kelly's Big Burger
63 reviews
.88 miles away
B's Cheese Cakes
22 reviews
.98 miles away
Helens Hot Chicken
20 reviews
.41 miles away
62 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 66 nearby attractions
Liberty Park and Marina
186 reviews
3.18 miles away
McGregor Park Riverwalk
122 reviews
.54 miles away
Dunbar Cave
221 reviews
3.86 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
23 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from N2875XQdeborahh | Reviewed this property |
According to the official website, the entry fees are $7.00 adults. $5.00 children (5 – 15), and children under 5 free. There is parking there which is free.
James D
9 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Christina R | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any signs prohibiting animals on the grounds. It is a self guided tour in a huge open area.