• Poplar Grove National Cemetery Luminary Event (photo courtesy of Joanne Williams)

    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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  • No Parking Available in the Eastern Front Unit August 2

    Free shuttle service will transport all visitors to and from the Eastern Front Unit on August 2 during 150th Anniv. of the Battle of the Crater events. Shuttles will depart from the Farmer's Market located at 9 Old St. in Old Towne Petersburg.

  • Eastern Front Unit Trails Closed to Horse Traffic on August 2

    Those who would like to ride horses at the park on Aug. 2 are encouraged to use the trails at Five Forks in Dinwiddie County as other trails will be closed to horses that day while the park commemorates the 150th Anniv. of the Battle of the Crater.

Athletic and General Events

A permit is required for all athletic events, including 5K and 10K races, walkathons, track meets, etc., and should be requested at least 30 days in advance. Please complete the Special Use Application at the link below and return it to:

Permits Coordinator
Petersburg National Battlefield
1539 Hickory Hill Rd.
Petersburg, VA 23803

Link to PETE's policy and application for Special Use Permit

Link to Trail Map

Preapproved 5K routes from the Eastern Front Visitor Center parking lot and Mahone Avenue parking lot. (Participants that wish to use the Mahone Parking Lot must have a pass or approval to enter Fort Lee Army Base.)

For questions, e-mail us or contact the Permits Coordinator at (804) 732-3571.

Did You Know?

Red Fox

Petersburg National Battlefield is home to 23 species of mammals, 22 species of fish, 48 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 129 species of birds including 18 species of birds that are listed as species of Special Concern in Virginia.