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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee


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?

Did You Know?

The embrasures at Fort Donelson were constructed of sand bags lined with rawhide. The rawhide was wet down to prevent the bags from catching fire during an engagement.