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“Very nice, though partly inaccessible.”

Surrender House - Dover Hotel
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Dover
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the remainder of the lower level, with its check-in desk and other items, though visitors were not permitted to that side during our visit.

The grounds around are limited, though the river is accessible from the hotel. Informative signs tell of the history of the place.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 same building that US Grant had visited on such a historical occasion. I walked down to one of the signs near the river and realized this was a place where soldiers were transported to northern prison camps.... so many men... lives changed forever!!! Awesome site!!!

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Reviewed 4 April 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
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Reviewed 1 November 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 1 October 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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