• The legendary battle between Confederate guns and US ironclads at Fort Donelson, February 14, 1862.

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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  • Saturday's Civil War Singers Concert Relocated Because of Heat

    This Saturday's Civil War Singers concert, originally scheduled for the River Batteries, has been moved to the park's visitor center, still scheduled for 6:00 PM. High temperatures are expected for the next few days in this area.

Contact Us


The success of this and all of our other National Parks depends on the support of our visitors and constituents.

Our mailing address is below:

By Mail P.O. Box 434 Dover, TN 37058-0434

For Visitor questions, needs, and information about the park, please call (between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, CST):

Visitor Center (931)232-5706 x 101 Fax (931)232-4085

To make arrangements for a Parks as Classrooms visit to Fort Donelson National Battlefield, to arrange a Park Ranger visit to your classroom, or to inquire about "traveling trunks", please call:

(931)232-5706, ext. 103

To make arrangements for a Park Ranger to come and speak to your organization, please call (Advanced notice required):

(931)232-5706, ext. 108

For questions related to the administration of Fort Donelson National Battlefield, please call:

Administrative Offices: (931)232-5348 (931)232-6331 (fax)

We thank you for your support of your National Parks.


Did You Know?


On February 16, 1862, Confederate General Simon B. Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson to Ulysses Grant. Several years later, Buckner would serve as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In 1885, he would serve as a pallbearer to his old friend Ulysses Grant.