Fort Donelson National Battlefield

120 Fort Donelson Road

Fort Donelson National Battlefield, a unit of the National Park Service, commemorates the Battle of Fort Donelson, which occurred in February of 1862. The battle proved to be the first major victory for the Union in the American Civil War. Significant features of the battlefield are preserved for future generations, including impressive earthworks, the river batteries, which provide one of the most incredible views of any Civil War site, and the Dover Hotel, where Confederate Brigadier General Simon B. Buckner surrendered Fort Donelson and its garrison to Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant.


Daniel Rojos

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

The Cemetery and the walking battle site are amazing. Perfect for a family day out. Suggest going to the battlefield and drive/walk it for some great views, history, and photos. Then the gift shop for the movie and then to the cemetery for lunch. Everything is well maintained and educational.

Joe Barnosky

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Peaceful and somber. A beautiful site and a place to remember those that gave their lives for a cause they believed in.

The Dicec

Friday, Oct. 27, 2017

Amazing place to visit.

A Google User

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011

Very large area, was pleasantly surprised history still alive here can hear gunshots, commands if you record on phone class a type, and pictures come up with surprises.

Colin Bailey

Tuesday, July 25, 2017