Richmond National Battlefield ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8042261981
- Ticket Price: Free
- 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.
- 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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48.02% 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
I've been coming to this peaceful park for many years. There's an awesome walking trail, cannons and guide panels that explain what happened at this site during the American Civil War.
This is hallowed ground. Great trails. I recommend reading up on the battle before going. I was humbled to stand where so many great men stood and so many brave men fell.
Came here on a school field trip with my daughter. The rangers were very informative and fun. Would definitely go back
Only a small portion of what was a massive Civil War battlefield has been preserved but what is there is definitely worth a visit.
A battlefield with three monuments. It's mostly a 1.5 mile loop to walk through with 6 waysides along the way.