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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Fort Donelson Visitor Center to be Closed on Winter Holidays

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Date: November 15, 2011

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?

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On February 16, 1862, Confederate General Simon B. Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson to Ulysses Grant. Several years later, Buckner would serve as the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In 1885, he would serve as a pallbearer to his old friend Ulysses Grant.