Clarksville Parks and Recreation Announces 19th Century Christmas Event at Fort Defiance Civil War Park



Clarksville Parks and Recreation DepartmentClarksville, Tennessee – The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department invites you to step outside, have a cup of eggnog and get ready for a 19th century Christmas.

This historic outdoor event will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Fort Defiance Civil War Park from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Visitors will be able to step back in time and create period decorations, visit a 19th century Santa Claus, decorate a Christmas tree, and enjoy eggnog, cakes, Christmas carols and more.

“Christmas is rich in history”, said historic Fort Defiance interpreter William Parker. “Our event is a great opportunity for the public to experience this celebration in a different way.”

The cost of the event is $ 3.00 per guest and is open to all ages. Pre-registration is required at

For more information about Fort Defiance and this event, visit or call 931.645.7476.

About Fort Defiance

Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive CenterFort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center is operated by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department.

Fort Defiance, which overlooks the confluence of the Red and Cumberland Rivers, was a cornerstone of the Confederate defense of the area and an important part of the eventual Union occupation of Clarksville. In 1982, the judge and Mrs. Sam Boaz donated the property to the town of Clarksville.

In 2008, the City obtained a federal grant of $ 2.2 million which was combined with local funding and the construction process for the interpretation center and walking trails began. The over 1,500 square foot center features exhibits about the area and the fort during the Civil War.

The Fort Defiance Interpretive Center is open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. in the spring and summer.

It is located at 120 Duncan Street, Clarksville, Tennessee.

For more information visit

About the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville Parks and Recreation OfficeThe Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of indoor / outdoor programs, facilities, nature activities and entertainment events for residents of Clarksville, Montgomery County and Fort Campbell. These free or reasonably priced experiences throughout the year help residents improve their health, wellness, and social engagement, resulting in a stronger and better community.

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department offers a wide variety of facilities and recreational activities for all ages, maintains over 700 acres of parks and facilities, provides 22 park facilities that offer a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, picnic areas, walking trails and lodges or picnic shelters and maintains three community centers with year-round programming for youth, adults and seniors, as well as four public swimming pools

The Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department is located at 102 Public Square, Clarksville.

For more information, call 931.645.7476.



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