• 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?


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.