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


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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.

Flat Ranger Petersburg National Battlefield

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Ken Damrau

By participating in the Flat Ranger Program, Students will learn about different National Parks. Students will practice geography and math skills. The targeted grades for this program are 3rd through 6th, but the lessons can be adapted for other grades as well. The following links will get you started. If you have any questions, please contact our Education Specialist via e-mail or call 804-732-3531 ext 204.

Flat Ranger Lesson Plan

List of National Parks Currently Participating in the Flat Ranger Program

Petersburg National Battlefield Flat Ranger Cat

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Did You Know?

Blandford Church and Cemetery, 1865.

Those who died on the battlefields around Petersburg were left where they were originally buried until after the Civil War. From 1866-69 most Union dead were buried at Poplar Grove National Cemetery while thousands of Confederate dead were buried at the historic Blandford Cemetery. (Petersburg NB)