Weather Alert: Park Visitor Center and Tour Road Gates Closed December 6
The Fort Donelson visitor center, the main tour road gate, and the gate at Graves' Battery (stop #7) will be closed beginning Friday, December 6, 2013, in anticipation of a major weather event that will likely result in significant ice accumulation. More »
Fort Donelson NB Volunteer Opportunities
Current Volunteer Opportunities
VISITOR CENTER ASSISTANT, Activities: Visitor Information, General Assistance
Dates: Volunteers are always welcome for this opportunity.
INTERPRETIVE ASSISTANT, Activities: Tour Guide/Interpretation, Visitor Information, Dover Hotel, General Assistance
Dates: April 1, 2013-September 30, 2013, although we always welcome volunteers for this opportunity.
MAINTENANCE VOLUNTEER, Activities: Construction/Maintenance, Trail Maintenance, Weed/Invasive Species Control
Dates: Always welcome.
Do you have an idea on how to help the park? Please share your idea with us. Your time and talents are appreciated.
Did You Know?
There was a significant enslaved population in Stewart County, TN, before and during the 1862 battle. After the Union victories at Forts Heiman, Henry and Donelson, many freedom seeking slaves sought refuge at these forts, even establishing a community near today's Fort Donelson National Cemetery.