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    Temporary visitor center with cannon carriage
    Temporary Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitior Center

    National Park Service

    The park Visitor Center is located at 120 Fort Donelson Park Road, Dover, TN. It is open 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 pm daily CST, closed only on Thanksgiving Day, December 25th and January 1. All visitor center facilities are handicapped accessible. The site contains an Eastern National gift shop and exhibits. Links to the park's audiovisual films may be found on this page. Please scroll down.

    The Park Tour is self-guided, accessible by automobile and walking. Wayside interpretive exhibits are found at every location and additional information is available on the park brochure and NPS app. Parking may be found along the tour route for you to get out and experience each historic site.

    Please use the park map: Maps - Fort Donelson National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service) (

    And our updated calendar of events can be found here

    Park Rangers are available for questions. Interpretive programs are offered for schools, civic groups, and military groups. Groups interested in arranging special tours are asked to call. At least two weeks notice is requested; we can not guarantee services with less than two weeks notice.

    To view the park's orientation film and Historic Dover Hotel film, click each multimedia file:
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    17 minutes, 16 seconds

    Fort Donelson: Gateway To The Confederate Heartland video (Audio Described version)

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    14 minutes, 28 seconds

    The National Park Service film shown at the historic Dover Hotel.

    Fort Donelson National Battlefield Visitor Center is temporarily closed for renovations.  A temporary Visitor Center is located nearby.

    This 1962-completed visitor center will receive an interior renovation to ensure accessibility for all, health and safety improvements for visitors and employees, and energy efficiency and sustainability.  The structure closed in December 2015.  Please visit the temporary Visitor Center.


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    Last updated: August 12, 2021

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    Mailing Address:

    174 National Cemetery Drive
    PO Box 434

    Dover, TN 37058


    931-232-5706 x0

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