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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Professional Development

We can learn much from water.

Special Environmental Education workshop announced for all educators!

Special "Water Education for Teachers" Workshop on June 12, 2012. (Rescheduled from November, 2011)

9:00AM-3:00 PM, at the Stewart County Visitor Center along Highway 79 in Dover, Tennessee. Workshop will include hands on and engaging activities to reinforce the unique water resources of the state. Open to all educators, park rangers, nature center and museum staff, and teachers in training! Six hours of in-service credit earned.

Click here for more details and registration information.

Did You Know?

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There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.