Fort Donelson
Thursday-Saturday, September 28-30, 2017

Thursday-Saturday, September 28-30, 2017

Enrollment fee is $375 (Does not include lodging)

Battlefield Guide: Battlefield Historian, Tim Smith is scheduled to lead this tour. Legendary battlefield guide Ed Bearss will also accompany this tour as our guest. 

Last November, our popular Shiloh battlefield historian Tim Smith released his newest book, Grant Invades Tennessee. This volume follows Tim's Shiloh and Corinth 1862 completing his trilogy on the Tennessee Campaign. We immediately asked Tim to create and lead a tour based on his new work.  We are thrilled that legendary battlefield historian Ed Bearss will accompany the tour as co-leader.


In February 1862, General Grant's troops captured Confederate Forts Henry and Donelson located near the Tennessee-Kentucky border. These Union victories opened the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers, crucial routes needed to invade the South, and also elevated Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant from an unproven leader to the rank of major general, and earned the Union hero the nickname of "Unconditional Surrender" Grant.

September 28, Thursday

7:30 pm  Gather in a private room at Paris Landing Inn with staff for an orientation and a lecture by Tim Smith.


September 29, Friday

Today we will focus on Grant’s move against Forts Heiman and Henry in February 1862.  Our stops will include Fort Heiman’s fortifications, the Fort Henry Overview,  and the roads leading to Fort Donelson.


September 30, Saturday

We begin the day at Fort Donelson Visitor Center.  We will tour the Confederate river batteries, Dudley’s Hill, Wynn Ferry Road, Jackson’s Battery, and Surrender House. Our tour ends at approximately 5:00 pm.

Tour Base Hotel
We have reserved a block of 35 rooms for 2 nights (September 28 & 29) at the Paris Landing Inn. The rate is:  $84 + tax per room per night. This special group rate apply until 45 days out (August 13) at which time any rooms in our reserved group block not sold, will be released and subsequent bookings will be based on availability and higher room rates may apply.

Paris Landing Inn  Tel (731) 641-4465

400 Lodge Road

Buchanan, TN 38222

Group rate: $84+ per night

Reservation Code: #7185

What is Included in Tour Cost:
Expert Battlefield Guide, Tim Smith and a Tour Manager
• 2 lunches
• Motorcoach Transportation While on Tour
• Map Book
• Bottled Water and Soda on Bus

What is not Included in Tour Cost:
• Lodging
• Dinners
• Transportation to Paris Landing Inn


*Ed Bearss' expenses are not included in the price of the tour as he is accompanying the tour as our special guest


2017 TOURS:   Fort Donelson | Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, & Wilderness

2018 TOURS:  The Atlanta Campaign  | The Battle of Gettysburg | Maryland Campaign

Civil War Tours

Tel 301-676-4642

P.O. Box 416
Keedysville MD 21756