• 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.

Our Partners

The concept of partnership is deeply embedded in the management philosophy of Fort Donelson National Battlefield. As a result, the park has developed a several effective partnerships with organizations in the region.

Middle Tennessee Tourism Council The thirteen counties represented by Greater Nashville Regional Council offer unique historical buildings, artifacts or sites to see and visit. Each county also has festivals, musical or theatrical, sporting or site seeing activities for you to enjoy. Click on the county names on the left to find out more about what each county has to offer.

The Friends of the Campaign for Fort Henry and Donelson is a nonprofit group of interested citizens, formed to support and promote the Fort Donelson National Battlefield by raising funds to preserve, restore, and enhance the park’s natural and cultural resources, to provide improved services and facilities for visitors, to increase public awareness and support of the park, and to enhance educational and interpretive activities which increases public appreciation and understanding of the park.

Volunteers-In-Parks show their support by donating valuable time that allows park staff to run a number of programs that would be impractical or impossible without volunteer assistance. Explore the possibilities for donating time as a volunteer.

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.