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.


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Every Kid In A Park Pass

Fourth Grade students can get a FREE National Park Pass from the Every Kid In A Park program. Learn about federal lands and waters to earn your pass.

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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.

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Stay Connected!

We use several Social Media sites to reach out to our visitors and continue the conversation.

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Greening the Park

Greening the Park

Richmond National Battlefield Park is committed to ensuring that environmentally friendly, sustainable practices are a part of our regular operations.

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There were two major campaigns to take Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy: the 1862 Peninsula Campaign and the 1864 Overland Campaign.

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Park Internship Program

Internship Opportunities

Gain valuable experience with the National Park Service by spending a season on the battlefields!

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers-in-Parks (VIPs) help the park run every day. Learn more about becoming a VIP at Richmond National Battlefield Park!

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