Fort Donelson’s main entrance is located along Highway 79, in Dover Tennessee. It is advised to start a visitor experience here. (From December 7, 2015 until announced, Fort Donelson’s temporary visitor center will be at the Stewart County Visitor Center, 117 Visitor Center Lane, Dover, TN, 37058). Physical address for the park’s Fort Heiman unit, in Calloway County, Kentucky (unstaffed and in development): 682 Fort Heiman Road, New Concord, Kentucky.
AUTO TOURING, BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING
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Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant was becoming quite famous as he wrote these words following the surrender of Confederate Fort Donelson on Sunday, February 16, 1862. The Union victory at Fort Donelson elated the North, and stunned the South. Within days of the surrender, Clarksville and Nashville would fall into Union hands. Grant and his troops had created a pathway to victory for the Union.