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Contact: Chief Ranger Michael Manning, 931 232 5706 X 108
Dover, Tennessee—Park visitors will see new additions to Fort Donelson National Battlefield in the next several weeks. New signage will be placed at both Forts Donelson and Heiman, along with new gates to provide additional park security.
Park signs will be placed at the entrances of both forts by the summer of 2008. This marks the first time since the early 1990s that new park signage has been installed. These signs follow the guidelines of the National Park Service Messaging Project, which unifies the style of all signs, publications, brochures, and park websites. Special funding was allocated for these signs.
In addition, gates will be installed in various locations around the battlefield to provide better security. Walking in the park is encouraged and permissible. The installation of new gates will facilitate management and control of vehicle traffic only.
Fort Donelson National Battlefield, one of nearly 400 national parks, preserves and protects remains of the 1862 Civil War battle, surrender site, earthen fortifications, and national cemetery. For more information about any of these issues, contact Chief Ranger Michael Manning at 931-232-5706 x 108.