Richmond National Battlefield Park230 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8042261981
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, War Memorial, Family And Kids
During the days of the Confederacy and the Civil War, Richmond was the political and social centre of it all. In and around there are a string of battlefields where invaders have tried to capture Richmond but have settled for Petersburg and the neighbouring cities in an attempt to isolate and surround Richmond. Before you begin your tour of the battlefields, the first order of business is getting familiar with what actually went down on those grounds.
The Richmond Civil War Visitor Center will show you a small documentary on the battles and then take you around an exhibit called “Richmond Speaks”. Once you’re oriented, so to speak, you’ll be more at ease as you explore the battlefields. Be sure to visit the Chimborazo Medical Museum, the Confederacy’s largest hospitals and the Cold Harbour, the site of one of the bloodiest battles during that time.
Entrance Ticket Details For Richmond National Battlefield Park
- The entry is free.
- The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing (seafood and wine menu recommended)
- The Hill Cafe (American food served)
- Millie's (Diner style seating)
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47.03% of people who visit Richmond include Richmond National Battlefield Park in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
69.77% of people start their Richmond National Battlefield Park visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Richmond National Battlefield Park
91.97% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Richmond National Battlefield Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park Reviews & Ratings
We enjoyed the trail walk to the various battlefield overlooks, and seeing the memorials commemorating the troops from other states who participated. We had no idea such a bloody battle took place here. no restroom facilities here, but it's a very short drive to Cold Harbor visitor center with facilities.
Nice trails with signs along the way explaining the battle. I visited in early April with temps in the high 40s. If coming in the summer I'd bring water. This is the site of Robert E. Lee's first victory as a general. Two monuments dedicated to the men of Texas and Alabama. The park is isolated and no restroom facilities. A visitors center is a a mile or so from this site. If you have a interest in the Civil War and the Seven Day Battles it is worth a stop.
This was a beautiful place to visit. It was a very cold day, but we came here on a field trip and it was awesome. There is a lot of history here, and the events here led to the union troops heading to Petersburg, instead of trying to take Richmond. This was a beautiful example of trench digging and people working together. Please be respectful of the signs and stay on the trails. This has been around over 150 years and deserves to be preserved.
A large swath of land with authentic trails and a laid back feel. Not the most entertaining, but overall a great 45 minute visit.
Enjoyable trails..well marked..nice visitor center at Cold harbor..be sure to watch the interactive map