• 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.

Fort Donelson NB Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers are essential to the success of National Parks.


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.

To view more NPS volunteer opportunities, go to http://www.nps.gov/volunteer or http://www.volunteer.gov/gov

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.