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Fort Donelson National Battlefield

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Address: Dover, TN
Phone Number: 931-232-5706
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This marks the site where Confederate general Simon B. Buckner...

This marks the site where Confederate general Simon B. Buckner surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, Union general.

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Educational and interesting.

This is a great experience for Civil War buffs. The visit gave me a better understanding of the hardships the brave men who fought here endured. It is kind of sad to walk here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Fort Myers, Florida
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Fort Myers, Florida
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great experience for Civil War buffs. The visit gave me a better understanding of the hardships the brave men who fought here endured. It is kind of sad to walk here where so many lost their lives. There are plaques and markers explaining what occurred here and the lives of the people in the surrounding area.

Thank BBBBMartin
Greeley, Colorado
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305 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The peaceful battleground belies what must have been a horrific battle. the battlefield is well maintained and accessible

Thank EssGeeKay
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A historical site that is easy to get to, and informative. It is a gentle drive to the river and cannons/bunkers, where there are plenty of signs to give you a good perspective of the Civil War history of the area. We were also told that eagles frequent the area, and saw several bird watchers during our visit.

Thank Kim B
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We began at the Visitor Center Museum which we thoroughly enjoyed and would highly recommend as the starting point. The Park Rangers there were awesome and fun in talking about Ft. Donelson and the history of the area and were extremely patient in answering our kiddos' never ending questions. The museum itself was small enough to allow the kiddos to... More 

Thank KMDL29
Eagan, Minnesota
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186 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We really liked this location. Lots of information and great information on how important this battle was. Great monuments!

Thank Al H
Brookville, Ohio
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We got here late in the day and kind of rushed through the battlefield but what we did see was very interesting. The visitor center had a lot of info and we did manage to see the film, which was helpful in understanding what took place on the battlefield.

Thank Lauren W
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77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We arrived in time for a monsoon type rain. The Ranger could not have been nicer. It is a nice drive around the National Battlefield and well worth seeing. The Fort was all earthen so that is not much to see there but the "berms" that the Confederates and Yankees fought behind made you visualize the war. The 15 minute... More 

Thank flsurg
South Dakota
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is a very nice battlefield with a lot of information on a piece of history I knew little about. The family enjoyed it.

Thank Adam R
Russellville, Kentucky
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125 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have been going to Fort Donelson with family and friends for nearly 25 years. I obviously enjoy it if I keep going back. I have seen many improvements in this time - and some things go the wrong way (thanks mostly to idiots who tread too heavily wherever they go and have to be dealt with). The visitor center... More 

Thank T H
North Kansas City, Missouri
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89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was an informative and enjoyable visit. The grounds are very well maintained and pleasant to enjoy. The small but informative visitor center was interactive and my kids enjoyed it. The volunteers were very friendly and made the experience great. We particularly enjoyed the beautiful view of the river from the fort. If you are lucky you will get to... More 

Thank david v

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