Fort Dickerson Gateway

Fort Dickerson Park is an 85-acre City of Knoxville park. Fort Dickerson was part of a series of Civil War earthworks located on the high ridges just south of the Tennessee River. The additional earthworks include Fort Higley and Fort Stanley and these forts together, along with the natural topography, helped successfully protect Knoxville during the Civil War.

Fort Dickerson Park features multiple breath-taking views and overlooks, replica cannons, multi-use trails, and a quarry lake. Previously, many residents and visitors were unaware of the park due to its lack of a formal entrance. The Aslan Foundation purchased property adjacent to the park and created a gateway into the park to generate additional use of the historic and recreational site. Beautifully designed by renowned architect Mark Foster Gage, the Fort Dickerson Gateway was donated to the City of Knoxville and opened in 2017.

Fort Dickerson Park is part of the Urban Wilderness’s Battlefield Loop. Learn more about Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.