• 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.

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?


At the time of the 1862 battle, a six-gun Tennessee battery was located where the visitor center is located today. Porter's Battery saw extensive action during the battle, and had many killed, wounded, and taken prisoner. Captain Thomas Porter was seriously wounded during the battle.