Visitor Center Delayed opening, December 8, 2013
UPDATE: The visitor center area will be operating under a two hour delay Sunday, December 8. Anticipated opening time is 10AM. Please use caution, as much ice remains. Today's book club at the Calloway County Public Library will be rescheduled. More »
Boundary Adjustment Study
PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION ONLY is a copy of the 2003 U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) conducted Boundary Adjustment Study and Environmental Assessment (BAS & EA) on whether to recommend that Congress authorize expanding the boundaries of Fort Donelson National Battlefield (FODO), in Stewart County, Tennessee, in order to protect related historic sites. The BAS & EA also analyses the environmental impacts of such an action. The sites include: 1) ten eligible properties within the battlefield core area of Fort Donelson itself; 2) Fort Henry, also in Stewart County, Tennessee, and 3) Fort Heiman, located in neighboring Calloway County, Kentucky.
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.