Visitor Center Delayed opening, December 8, 2013
UPDATE: The visitor center area will be operating under a two hour delay Sunday, December 8. Anticipated opening time is 10AM. Please use caution, as much ice remains. Today's book club at the Calloway County Public Library will be rescheduled. More »
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?
There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.