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Fort Nashborough Remains Closed Through Nashville Tourist Season

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By Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– In the middle of Nashville's summer tourist season, Fort Nashborough, a popular downtown historical attraction, remains closed to the public.

The site marks the first settlement in 1779 in the town that would eventually become Nashville.

The City Parks department says a million-dollar master plan is underway to design a new, more historically accurate Fort Nashborough, but park planner Chris Koster says there's no guess as to when the doors will re-open.

Right now, there are no repairs taking place on the site, but parks officials say it's too deteriorated to let people step inside, with the risk of parts of the building falling apart.

That news is disappointing to tourists like Patrick Moylan, who brought his family to town.

"It would have been nice to go in," Moylan said.  "We can still see it, and I'm glad it's here, but it would have been a more interesting experience if we could go inside and see what an original Nashville settlement would have looked like."

Koster says the master plan for the redesigned Fort Nashborough, not its construction, should be completed by early fall.

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