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Built between 1851 and 1853, this building was where the surrender papers of the Civil War were signed in 1862. The inside, similar to the Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes, is preserved to look like how it did during that time. It also serves as a bit of a museum for the Civil War. Just like certain areas of Fort Donelson, the history emanates clearly from within its walls.


  • The path leading up to the building. While the inside can only be accessed during the proper times, the outside grounds are open to be walked at any time.
National Park Service - Fort Donelson - Dover Hotel (Surrender House)