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 »
Gates to be Closed at 6:00PM at Fort Donelson National Battlefield
Contact: Michael Manning, (931)232-5348, ext. 108
Effective September 6, the gate at the main unit of Fort Donelson National Battlefield will be closed at 6:00 PM. Cars will not be admitted beyond the gate after 5:45 PM, and all vehicles must be off the tour road by 6:00 PM.
The gate at Graves' Battery, stop #7 on the park's self-guided auto tour route, will be closed at the same time.
The visitor center for Fort Donelson National Battlefield is easily accessed from Highway 79 in Dover, Tennessee. The park protects historical, cultural, and natural resources associated with the February, 1862, Battle of Fort Donelson, one of the most significant engagements of the American Civil War.
Did You Know?
Lew Wallace served on the military tribunal of Lincoln's assassins after the war and was president of the court martial that convicted Henry Wirz, Confederate commandant of Andersonville Prison.