Construction-related road closures around Historic Tredegar -- Nov-Dec 2013
Due to construction in the area, for several weeks in late November and early December, 5th Street leading to the park's Tredegar visitor center may be closed. Visitor parking will be available via the 2nd Street Connector. More »
Embattled Capital, 1861 to 1865
Richmond's story is not just the tale of one large Civil War battle, nor even one important campaign. Instead, the park's resources include a naval battle, a key industrial complex, the Confederacy's largest hospital, dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications, and the evocative spots where determined soldiers stood paces apart and fought with rifles, reaping a staggering human cost.
There were two major campaigns to take Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy: the 1862 Peninsula Campaign and the 1864 Overland Campaign.Read More
Plan your Visit!
This section will help you learn how to begin and how best to see our thirteen sites. Includes directions, maps, site addresses and operating hours.Read More
Greening the Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park is committed to ensuring that environmentally friendly, sustainable practices are a part of our regular operations.Read More
Gain valuable experience with the National Park Service by spending a season on the battlefields!Read More
Find out how to book a school program and receive pre and post visit activity booklets for your classroom.Read More
Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are Very Important People, (VIPs)! We need your skills and expertise in order to achieve our mission.Read More
Did You Know?
No Union troops, other than prisoners, reached Richmond until after the Confederate government evacuated the city on April 2, 1865.