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Fort Donelson National Battlefield

Dover, TN
+1 931-232-5706
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Visitor Center Closed For Remodeling

I would have given Ft Donelson 5 stars, but the visitor center is closed and under going a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jdssr2016
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Houston, Texas
Fort Donelson Battlefield is a Must See

If you are in the Dover or Paris area, this is a wonderful place to see. After a ride down Land... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
289Joyce1925
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Murray, Kentucky
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This marks the site where Confederate general Simon B. Buckner surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, Union general.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Dover, TN
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would have given Ft Donelson 5 stars, but the visitor center is closed and under going a remodeling. The park service did not provide a temporary location where visitors could pick up a map or tour guide. Without explanations of the battlefield and being...More

Thank jdssr2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the Dover or Paris area, this is a wonderful place to see. After a ride down Land Between the Lakes, you should see this battlefield. This war changed our country forever. We usually run down to Fat Daddy's Resort after that.

Thank 289Joyce1925
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a nice afternoon drive. There was a good video on the history of the area. You get a map that has all the stops for the tour.

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Don't miss the bald eagles nesting by the river. The Junior Ranger program increases your involvement and stimulates your thoughts about the people involved in the battle. Often the intricacies of troop movements are difficult to grasp on a brief visit. This was easy to...More

Thank TravelFan34602
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

They are currently working on their visitor center (for awhile now) and that eliminates a lot of parking near the trails. But they do have parking elsewhere, just in different areas. My children enjoy seeing the sites, especially the cannons and walking the smaller trails....More

Thank Tammy P
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Enjoyed the river trail and driving stops ( # 3, 4, 10) the most. Temporary visitor center is at the Stewart County Visitor Center, (117 Visitor Center Lane, Dover). The historic plaques are few but informative. The river batteries have the most elaborate displays and...More

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Reviewed 13 February 2017

First time here. we went all over the park, but my favorite place was by the river at the gun emplacements.

Thank James B
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit. Our family enjoyed the visit here. We did the auto tour. There's so much information and if you like history this is a must place to see. We loved our visit here

Thank Ayla M
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Even though Union forces under General Grant ultimately captured Fort Donelson from the Confederates, prior to the fort's surrender the fort's heavy artillery easily drove off the Union gunboats under Admiral Foote which were to attack the fort from the Cumberland River. A visit to...More

Thank practans
Reviewed 3 December 2016

If you get the chance to see all of Fort Donelson National Battlefield, do so. I'm not talking about just the Interpetive Center, which is very modern and nicely appointed, but the other places along the Cumberland River that aren't as much talked about. I...More

Thank Monica58860
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