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December 07, 2016
Fort Donelson Closed December 25th and January 1
Park staff wishes all a safe and happy holiday season!

August 17, 2016
Fort Donelson Celebrates the Centennial of the NPS with Special Activities
Come and join us!

July 13, 2016
Fort Donelson National Battlefield to Update Fire Management Plan
The park wishes to update a plan not updated for over a decade.

May 23, 2016
Tourism to Fort Donelson National Battlefield Creates Economic Benefit to the Region
Tourism to Fort Donelson National Battlefield creates $16.2 Million in Economic Benefits

April 07, 2016
Fort Donelson Announces Junior Ranger Day 2016 Activities for April 23 at Fort Heiman
A special opportunity to help protect this valuable cultural resource and help with preserving the environment around it.

November 30, 2015
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitor Services to Temporarily Relocate to the Stewart County Visitor Center December 7 2015
Stewart County Visitor Center to serve as temporary national park orientation site during rehabilitation of park’s 1962 visitor center.

May 01, 2015
Tourism to Fort Donelson National Battlefield creates 16 Million in Economic Benefits
National Parks are vital contributors to local economies.

April 06, 2015
Fort Donelson Visitor Center to Undergo Accessibility and Sustainability Rehabilitation
Work will make this 1962 visitor center fully accessible for all and will help make it more environmentally friendly.

March 31, 2015
Fort Donelson Offers Junior Ranger Opportunities at Fort Heiman on April 25
An opportunity to help at a marvelous resource and become a Junior Ranger!

February 26, 2015
Fort Donelson to Co-Host Special Womens History Month Program on March 12
A look at a remarkable diary, and a unique look into events of 150 years ago...

January 19, 2015
Fort Donelson Announces Programs to Commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Battle
Programs intended to help commemorate the 153rd anniversary of this game changing battle.

June 16, 2014
Fort Donelson and Paris Landing State Park to Welcome 129th Army Band for Performance on July 2 2014
Special performance by a wonderful group with a fantastic history.

June 02, 2014
Fort Donelson National Battlefield to conduct a Photographic Bioblitz with Volunteer Citizen Scientists
An opportunity to help document and be part of the marvelous resources at Fort Donelson.

March 25, 2014
Civil War Trust Park Day at Fort Donelson April 5 2014
A way to help preserve the park for future generations.

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Fort Donelson National Battlefield creates in Economic Benefit Report shows visitor spending supports 226 jobs in local economy
National Parks are proud of the multiple ways they impact local communities.

February 19, 2014
Special sneak peek of show to be later premiered on PBS!

January 24, 2014
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Offers Events to Commemorate the 152nd Anniversary of the Battle
Multiple events to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of this game-changing battle.

January 20, 2014
Fort Donelson NB and the Calloway County Public Library to Offer Program Commemorating on the Life of Civil War Medal of Honor Winner Andrew Jackson Smith
Special program to commemorate the life of this remarkable man.

January 17, 2014
Fort Donelson Says Farewell to Long Time Employee Mitchell Earhart
Thirty years of good work much appreciated by the park and visitors.

December 05, 2013
Fort Donelson Facilities and Roads to Close December 6 in Anticipation of Winter Weather
Significant winter weather event is forecasting significant ice accumulations. Visitor and staff health and safety is given top priority.

October 17, 2013
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Reopens Following Shutdown
All park facilities reopened for normal visitor use.

May 26, 2013
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Prepares for New Visitor Center Exhibits
New exhibits intended to help all audiences understand the Fort Donelson story.

May 03, 2013
Special May 2013 Programs at Fort Donelson
A special month with special program opportunities.

March 01, 2013
Fort Donelson Announces March 2013 Activities
Highlighting one of the most remarkable first person accounts of the American Civil War.

February 28, 2013
Fort Donelson National Battlefield Tourism Creates a Significant Local Economic Benefit
National Parks are proud to play a vital role in the local economy.

January 23, 2013
Fort Donelson Announces February 2013 Programs
Commemorating the 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Donelson and the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Dover, Tennessee.

January 01, 2013
January 2013 Events and Programs at Fort Donelson
A variety of programs and opportunities for all ages.

November 20, 2012
Fort Donelson Offers Chance to Meet New Superintendent
A chance to meet Brian and his family.


Successful Partnership Creates Award-Winning Film for Schoolchildren

Dover, Tennessee—Kids always have heroes, but you’d never think that they’d chose a Civil War soldier or nurse, or even a runaway slave as a hero, now would you? Well, you might if you were an elementary or middle school student who’s seen FortDonelson: A Place for Heroes, a new film created by the TennesseeRenaissanceCenter, Dickson, Tennessee, and the Park Ranger staff at Fort Donelson National Battlefield.


Fort DonelsonNB, TN – On Monday, October 30, 2006, the Calloway County Executive Office will officially announce the transfer of properties associated with FortHeiman in Calloway County, Kentucky, to the National Park Service. A news conference hosted by the County Executive Office is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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