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

    Fort Donelson

    National Battlefield Tennessee

Support Your Park

Fort Donelson entrance sign
You are always welcome at Fort Donelson National Battlefield. The success of this and all other National Parks depends on your support.
Park Staff
 

The best way to support Fort Donelson National Battlefield and National Cemetery is to visit, either in person or, as you are doing now, virtually.

Another marvelous way to support the park is by donating your time and talents. If you would like to volunteer, you may visit our Volunteer page (link to the left), or call our Volunteer Coordinator at (931)232-5706, ext. 103.

You may also make a financial contribution to Fort Donelson. A donation box is located inside the visitor center. You may also send a donation to:

Fort Donelson National Battlefield

PO Box 434

Dover, Tennessee 37058

We will gladly send a receipt upon request.

We humbly thank you for your past, present and future support.

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...