• 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.

Guest Speakers

Would you like a park ranger to visit your classroom?

Ranger programs are offered Wednesday – Friday, only available January through March.

  • All programs are based on Kentucky/Tennessee curriculum standards.
  • Interactive programs for Kindergarten through 8th grades
  • Programs length varies from 30-45 minutes.
  • Class size limited to 20-25 students.
  • No fees.

Programs are offered on a first come, first served basis. To schedule a Park Ranger visit to your school or educational group, please call (931)232-5706, extension 104.

Note: Programs are limited to schools within a 40-mile radius of the park. Contact the park staff for more information.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The embrasures at Fort Donelson were constructed of sand bags lined with rawhide. The rawhide was wet down to prevent the bags from catching fire during an engagement.