Fort Donelson to celebrate 148th Anniversary

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Date: February 8, 2010

Dover, Tennessee—The National Park Service will host special events on February 13 & 14, 2010. Civil War exhibitions and living history encampments will highlight the anniversary events.


On February 13 & 14, visitors can enjoy the living history camps of the 9th Kentucky Infantry (USA) and 50th Tennessee (CSA). The 9th Kentucky camp will be opened on Saturday, 10 – 4:30 pm, and Sunday, 10 am- 3 pm. The 50th Tennessee camp will be open on Saturday only. Historic Weapon Firings will be held in the afternoons. Times will be announced on the day of the event.


Naval artifacts and other Civil War memorabilia will be displayed at the visitor center on February 13 & 14. Kraig Lawson of Cincinnati, Ohio will return to the park once again to share his unique collection of naval accoutrements and replica ironclad gunboats. John Walsh, owner of Fort Donelson Relics, will also display artifacts from the period. The exhibits will be opened to the public: 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, and 8 am – 3 pm Sunday.


 All events are free. Contact the park staff at 931-232-5706 x 101 for more information or visit the park’s website:

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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