Though it’s much smaller than the original, this reconstruction of Nashville’s first settlement is a faithful reproduction of what life in this frontier outpost was like in the late 18th century. Nashville was founded when James Robertson led his group of pioneers across the frozen Cumberland River to the site where this fort is built. The current fort looks oddly out of place in modern downtown Nashville, but if you’re interested in Tennessee’s early settlers, it’s a nice way to work in some history to a downtown visit, and it’s free to boot. The site’s Native American Plaza honors the tribes and people who came before Robertson.