Try a fun way to learn about the park! Visit historic park sites and explore the natural environment.
Pick up a copy of the Junior Ranger Activity Guide at the visitor center. Participants may earn a badge by attending a Ranger program and completing three guidebook activities.
Recommended for children ages 5-12 years; open for all ages. No fees.
You may download the park's Junior Ranger booklet here. Once completed, you may mail the booklet to the park for a Park Ranger to review. We will then send to you a Junior Ranger badge!
You may mail the booklet to:
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
(Please allow a few weeks for the completed books to return to you.)
All of the Confederate forts that were part of this campaign were built, in part, with the labor and expertise of African Americans. All three forts became places of refuge for former enslaved African Americans who were making the often difficult transition between slavery and freedom.
You can learn more about the Underground Railroad by completing the Junior Ranger Handbook. You can earn a virtual badge from your home or school!
Fort Donelson National Battlefield and National Cemetery is now a member of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program. To learn more about this network, please visit:
Last updated: July 18, 2023