How long have federal buildings been required to provide ADA access, emergency exits, and fire suppression systems? Quite a while, which makes it great to hear the National Park Service finally found the funding to address such projects at Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Tennessee.
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
It was just about a year ago that the Civil War Trust embarked on the first year of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War. During that year, the Trust was able to save more than 2,000 acres of hallowed ground.
The National Park Service uses exhibits, programs, and special events to help celebrate Women's History Month in the national parks, and not just ones that were established to honor women.
Kids who visit a handful of Civil War-era units of the National Park System will be able to earn a special Junior Ranger patch, one that recognizes them as Junior Civil War Historians.
Let’s find out if you know your national park forts. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we’ll make you man the ramparts.
In February 1862, the Battle of Fort Donelson yielded the North’s first major victory of the war and propelled General Ulysses S. Grant into the national spotlight. Today you can visit Fort Donelson National Battlefield, which celebrated its 23rd anniversary August 9, and see where the Union’s greatest military hero earned the nickname “Unconditional Surrender” Grant.