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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

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  • Saturday's Civil War Singers Concert Relocated Because of Heat

    This Saturday's Civil War Singers concert, originally scheduled for the River Batteries, has been moved to the park's visitor center, still scheduled for 6:00 PM. High temperatures are expected for the next few days in this area.


Successful Partnership Creates Award-Winning Film for Schoolchildren

Dover, Tennessee—Kids always have heroes, but you’d never think that they’d chose a Civil War soldier or nurse, or even a runaway slave as a hero, now would you? Well, you might if you were an elementary or middle school student who’s seen Fort Donelson: A Place for Heroes, a new film created by the Tennessee Renaissance Center, Dickson, Tennessee, and the Park Ranger staff at Fort Donelson National Battlefield.

Photography in the Civil War

August 26 & 27

An exhibit hosted by Fort Donelson Relics, will debut at the Fort Donelson National Battlefield, August 26 & 27, 2006. The collection will be open to the public each day from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


September 2, 3, & 4

This Labor Day weekend, visit Fort Donelson National Battlefield for some in-depth education on life during the Civil war. "Southrons, Ghosts of the Confederacy,” a visual tour of the people of the South and images from the Civil War period will be displayed at the park’s Visitor Center on September 2, 3, & 4, 2006. Admission is free.


September 8-9, 2006

Regional Public Lands as Outdoor Classrooms
Hosted by Partners for Education on Public Lands

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.