2022 Schedule of Events

April 23 – Civil War artifacts display. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Collectors will display their collections. Come learn more about those items lurking in your closet or collecting dust on your display shelves. Bring them to the Fort to find out more about your treasures! For educational purposes only, no sales. Open to the public

May 14 – Friends of Fort Defiance will present the annual March To The Past event on Saturday, May 14 from 10 am til 3:30 pm. There will be numerous exhibits on civilian and military life in the 19th century, artillery firing and more! Click on the picture to see more photos.

May 28 – Civil War medical display – Mark Britton will speak about medical treatments and medicine during the Civil War era from 10 am until 3:30 pm on at the Fort Defiance Interpretive Center. Learn about medicine and doctors in the 1860s and see a display of 19th century medical instruments.

June 25 – Music at the Fort – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come out and bring blankets and chairs to sit on and a picnic for your family while you enjoy Marlin Rood and his String Band as they play period Civil war era music. Click on the picture to see more photos.

September 17 – Sevier Day will be held at Fort Defiance on Saturday, September 17th from 10 am until 3:30 pm. There will be 18th century re-enactors, mountain men, and Native American re-enactors demonstrating 18th century skills and ways of life. Learn about the history of Sevier Station and its importance to Clarksville, TN

October 28th – Halloween at Fort Defiance. 6-8 p.m. Come listen to frightful stories from Clarksville’s past and those of surrounding areas around a bon fire. Bring chairs and blankets to sit on. In case of rain, this event will be cancelled

December 10 – Christmas in Occupied Clarksville – Come celebrate Christmas as soldiers did in the 1860s in Clarksville, TN. The event will be held out doors and will be limited to 50 people. You can buy tickets at Clarksville Parks and Recreation. Santa will be there to read The Night Before Christmas, there will be period refreshments, parlor games and re-enactors. There will be goodie bags for participants to take home. In the event of rain, the event will be held indoors at the Interpretive Center.