Fort Donelson Visitor Center to be Closed on Winter Holidays
The visitor center at Fort Donelson National Battlefield will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2011, Sunday, December 25th, and Sunday, January 1, 2012, in observance of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day so that employees may spend the holidays with their families and loved ones.
The gates at the visitor center and at Graves' Battery (Stop #7 on the park's driving tour) will be open on these days so that visitors may enjoy enjoy a walk or run along the tour road, or enjoy a hike along one of the park's beautiful trails. Visitors are encouraged to also explore the history of the site; information on the park's cell phone tour is available on the bulletin board beside the visitor center.
Superintendent Steven McCoy and the staff and volunteers of Fort Donelson National Battlefield and National Cemetery wish all a safe and happy Holiday season.
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.