The Fort Donelson visitor center is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except Thanksgiving Day, December 25 and January 1. Additional closures will be noted in the "alerts" on the top of the webpage when warranted. The park is on Central Time.
Special Note: Starting Monday, December 7, 2015, the Fort Donelson visitor center will be closing for a special accessibility and energy sustainability rehabilitation. From December 7, 2015, until the time of the project's completion, visitor services will be offered at the Stewart County Visitor Center, 117 Visitor Center Lane, Dover, Tennessee. The Stewart County Visitor Center is open daily from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. We appreciate the Stewart County government for graciously allowing us to use this visitor center.
Mid-March (Spring time change) to Memorial Day: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Memorial Day to Labor Day: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Labor Day to Mid-October (Fall time change): 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Mid-October (Fall time change) to Mid-March (Spring time change): 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
All vehicles must be off the Tour Road by the time the gates lock. The Tour Road will be open for walking, running, or bicycling from daylight til dusk.
The National Cemetery drive is open 7:00 am to 8:00 pm year round.