Fort Donelson Status March 7 2014
The park's visitor center is open today, March 7, 2014. The main tour road is now open. The Dover Hotel is open. Stop #7 is closed. Park staff is working on removing ice and snow. Many local roads, especially back roads, are still treacherous.
Fort Donelson Film Series to Explore Civil War Era Songs and Stories
Contact: Douglas J. Richardson, (931)232-5706, ext. 108
Dover, Tennessee- As part of Fort Donelson National Battlefield's Civil War Sesquicentennial programming series, the park will be offering a special showing of a unique film highlighting songs and stories from the Civil War era. "Tennessee Civil War 150: Civil War Songs and Stories" will be shown at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield visitor center on Thursday, November 10, 2011, at 6:00 PM. There is no charge.
Music has the ability to arouse and stir tremendous emotions in people, and that was certainly the case with the American Civil War. This film, produced by Nashville Public Television and the Renaissance Center, as well as the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and other partners, first ran on NPT earlier this year and received wide praise. The film features powerful performances by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Crystal Gayle, Matthew Dodd, and many others.
The park and its visitor center will be open normal hours on Friday, November 11, 2011, Veterans' Day. The park staff extends appreciation to all veterans and their families for their work and sacrifices.
For other unique events being offered at Fort Donelson, please consult the park's website, at www.nps.gov/fodo. On the website, visitors can find the park's Sesquicentennial newsletter, highlighting some of the unique opportunities that will help mark the 150th anniversary of this most significant battle.
Did You Know?
BG Charles F. Smith, a division commander under BG US Grant during the Battle of Fort Donelson, was Commandant of Cadets during Grants and Buckner’s time at West Point.