Fort Donelson Status March 7 2014
The park's visitor center is open today, March 7, 2014. The main tour road, for stops #1-6, is closed, as is stop #7. The Dover Hotel is open. Park staff is working on removing ice and snow. Many local roads, especially back roads, are still treacherous.
12/08/2012Location: The Homeplace, Land Between the Lakes Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: See LBL's website Contact Name: Land Between the Lakes, The Homeplace Contact Email: www.lbl.org Contact Phone Number: (921) 232-6457
The Homeplace goes forward in time to 1862. The land between the rivers has been occupied by federal troops and under martial law since the fall of Forts Henry and Donelson in February of this year. Learn how the family farms, especially women, faced many challenges to keep the family fed and clothed and farm operating without the help of their men folk, living with foraging parties taking needed food, clothing, blankets and farm animals. Experience the challenges and fears of the farm family and learn how they persevered though the hardships. Then, visit the Confederate encampment and learn how civilians coped with their new roll as soldiers. Experience their new routine of army life and the hardships that they faced. Program free with Homeplace admission.
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