Fort Donelson National Battlefield participated in the town of Dover’s Christmas parade on Saturday, December 3rd.
Park staff, volunteers and family members, some dressed in Civil War-era costumes, were on board a reproduction of one of the ironclad gunboats that visited Dover, Tennessee, nearly 150 years ago. The reproduction gunboat was built by the park’s talented maintenance team.
The park’s float was voted a parade favorite and was a hit among the attendees.
Fort Donelson will soon be commemorating the 150th anniversary of the significant battle of February, 1862.