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A stunning setting

The historic Dover Hotel was the site of the Confederate surrender following the battle at Fort... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
John B
Toronto, Canada
Dover Hotel

The Dover Hotel, which sits on a picturesque spot along the banks of the Cumberland River, is the... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
Karla G
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101 Petty St, Dover, TN 37058-3239
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

The historic Dover Hotel was the site of the Confederate surrender following the battle at Fort Donelson. There are exhibits on the lower level and the views out to the Cumberland River are great. There is free parking and no admission charge.

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

The Dover Hotel, which sits on a picturesque spot along the banks of the Cumberland River, is the site where Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner surrender to his former West Point classmate and friend, Union General U.S. Grant, following the Union victory at Fort Donelson....More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018

The restored hotel building sits on the bank of the Tennessee River. It has been faithfully restored, at least on the lower level, with about half the level dedicated to a museum and interpretive centre. A large, glass viewing wall allows one to see inside...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

As I was walking up to this old building, I was struck at how beautiful the setting was next to the river. The video really showed why the hotel was preserved for history. I was awe struck to think that I was sitting in the...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Excellent home to tour if you're a Civil War buff...Dover is full of Civil War History, and the surrender house is just that...The location where "Unconditional Surrender" took place.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Dover Hotel was a typical small-town 18th century hotel, with bar/restaurant. The Confederate forces surrendered here to General Grant in 1862. The restored hotel has some exhibits and you can view the bar-eating area. Part of the NPS site.

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

The Dover Hotel still stands today. It is where general Buckner surrendered his troops to general Ulyeses S Grant during the civil war allowing the north to have access to the south thru Nashville.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

The Dover Hotel is where Simon Buckner surrendered to Ulysses Grant. It is alongside the Cumberland River. It is not hard to find, simply follow the battlefield signs. It is on a dead end street. The hotel was restored in 1928. There is a film...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Love to stop by the old Dover Hotel located on the banks of the Cumberland, it is still easy to visualize the steam boats coming to the landing. In Downtown Dover -- a very small metropolis

Thank Steve D
Reviewed August 7, 2017

If you're doing the self-paced driving tour of Fort Donelson, this the the 10th of the 11 stops. Don't skip it! It is by some beautiful old trees along the river but is some distance from the fort itself. Just follow the map in the...More

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