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High Ground Park - Fort Higley


High Ground Park is a low-impact park that preserves the natural beauty of the urban wilderness and the site of historic Fort Higley, a Union hill fort constructed in 1863 to protect the high ground south of the Tennessee River during the Confederate siege. The park includes a peaceful walking trail with natural landscaping and a stone wall that opens into a woodland meadow with a trailhead leading to the historic site. Purchased by the Aslan Foundation in 2008 to save it from development, the site of Fort Higley includes the remnants of a cannon redoubt, primary rifle trench, an interior trench, a ramp into the fort and a series of depressions thought to be rifle pits or shelters.

Time Period Represented



Daily from Dawn to Dusk

Seasons Open



Visitor Fees


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