Fort Negley Archaeology

The Metro Historical Commission Foundation is working with the Metro Historical Commission and Metro Parks to raise funds to complete archaeology at the Fort Negley site. “We need archaeology for better understanding of the site, including the role of African Americans in building the fort, by analyzing the areas outside the fort’s walls where the African American community that constructed and maintained the fort was encamped and where many may have been buried during the Civil War,” explained Tim Walker, executive director of the Metropolitan Historical Commission.