Come join us for the History Alive! fundraiser at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center on Saturday October 5, 2019 from 6-9 pm. This is a public event open to everyone!

You will be able to taste foods prepared from authentic Civil War era recipes, listen to the period music of The Traveling Caudell’s, interact with Civil War reenactors, take an expert led tour of the Fort Defiance earthworks and watch an impressive night firing of a civil war cannon.

The Friends of Fort Defiance is comprised of community members from diverse backgrounds working together to help preserve and promote local history as it pertains to Clarksville and Middle Tennessee during the 19th century.
We are dedicated to supporting, enhancing and promoting Fort Defiance through the sponsoring of public presentations and educational historical demonstrations concerning 19th century life in general and the Civil War years in particular. Many of our members strive to present historically accurate characters at our events having the authentic clothing, weapons and accessories of everyday life in the 19th century. Numerous living history events are hosted on the grounds of the Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center throughout the year where children and adults can interact with the reenactors and presenters and learn more about our collective past.