• The legendary battle between Confederate guns and US ironclads at Fort Donelson, February 14, 1862.

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Fort Donelson Pleased to Offer May 2012 Events

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Date: May 1, 2012
Contact: Douglas J. Richardson, (931)232-5706, ext. 108

 

                                                                    May 2012 at Fort Donelson

This visitor center is open daily from 8:00AM to 4:30 PM. The exhibit room at the Dover Hotel (stop #10) is open daily from 8:15AM to 4:00PM. All programs are free and open to all.

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                  Saturday, May 12, 2012, leaving at 7AM, returning that evening…

Free Fort Donelson National Battlefield and Fort Donelson Civil War Roundtable-sponsored bus trip to Shiloh National Military Park. Reservations required. Call (931)232-5706, ext. 108 for more details.


                                Saturday, May 12, 2012, Activities Throughout the Day!         

Fort Donelson National Battlefield will be participating in International Migratory Bird Day with activities throughout the park. A full listing of events is on the park website. Some activities require reservations, which can be made by calling (931)232-5706, ext. 109.


                                  Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1PM, park visitor center:

Learn more about frogs, their habitats, and how they affect our lives during a special natural resource hands-on activity. Supplies are limited, so please call (931)232-5706, ext. 109, to register.


                          Sunday May 20, 2012, Calloway County Public Library, 3PM

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                     Thursday, May 24, 2012, 6PM, Fort Donelson Visitor Center, 6PM

The Fort Donelson book discussion series continues, with the spotlight this month on John C. Waugh's The Class of 1846, which explores the pre-Civil War lives of notable persons from the Civil War, and how the War tested their friendships and relationships. Some free copies are available for participants at the Fort Donelson Visitor Center and at the Calloway County Library.


                      Sunday, May 27, 2012, beginning at 8PM, National Cemetery  

The annual Luminaria at the National Cemetery will pay tribute to those men and women who have served our Nation so faithfully.


                                   Monday, May 28, 2012…Memorial Day Events    

1:00PM: Memorial Day program at the National Cemetery (Stop #11)

5:00PM: Free Concert by the Cumberland Winds at the National Cemetery                

 Visitor Center: (931)232-5706 ext 101                                              www.nps.gov/fodo

Did You Know?

Gunboat

Andrew Foote, commander of the Navy flotilla at Fort Donelson, insisted on total abstinence for the crews, mandatory religious services and observance of the Sabbath, and he himself rarely swore. It was said that he could preach, fight, or pray with equal facility. More...