• 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.

Virtual Tour

Fort Donelson 2010 map
Fort Donelson Map, showing improved tour route.
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Use your smartphone or computer to do a virtual tour of Fort Donelson!

Visit fortdonelson.toursphere.com.

(No charge to do this...your only cost would be minutes or data, according to your plan.)

Did You Know?

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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.