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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Directions

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Dover, Tennessee, is along the former Cumberland River, present day Lake Barkley, in Stewart County, Tennessee. Additional maps of Tennessee are available for download at:

http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/maps.htm
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Getting Here:

Using a GPS? You can use the following addresses:

Visitor Center: 120 Fort Donelson Road, Dover, TN, 37058

Fort Donelson National Cemetery/ Park headquarters: 174 National Cemetery Road, Dover, TN 37058

Dover Hotel: 101 Petty Street, Dover, TN, 37058

Plane
The area is served by airports in Nashville and Jackson, Tennessee or Paducah, Kentucky. Car rental services are available.

Car

The park is located in Dover, Tennessee, northwest of Nashville. From Nashville, take I-24W to Clarksville (Exit 4). Take a left on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard, until you reach 101st Airborne Division Pkwy/Hwy 374. Take a right at this intersection. Follow Hwy 374, until you reach Hwy 79. Turn right on Hwy. 79 South. Follow signs to Dover (approximately 30 miles). The visitor center is one mile west of the town.

From Paducah, KY: Take Interstate 24 East to exit 31, and go south on Hwy 453 to Land Between the Lakes (LBL). Follow this road through LBL to US Hwy 79. Take a left on US Hwy 79; the park visitor center is approximately 1.3 miles.

From Murray, KY: Take 641S to Hwy 121. Drive approximately 30 miles on Hwy 121, until you reach Hwy 79 at Paris Landing. Take a left on Hwy 79, and follow signs to the park (approximately 13 miles).

 
 
Gasoline pump

You can estimate how much gas your trip to ours or any National Park will take.

How much gasoline will you need to make your journey to Fort Donelson National Battlefield? You can click on the link to find out. (Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on the gas pump.)

http://www.nature.nps.gov/stats/

 

Did You Know?

Gunboat

Andrew Foote, commander of the Navy flotilla at Fort Donelson, insisted on total abstinence for the crews, mandatory religious services and observance of the Sabbath, and he himself rarely swore. It was said that he could preach, fight, or pray with equal facility. More...