• 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.

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Upcoming Events:

Sunday, July 20: Fur and Feathers in the Fight - Civil War Mascots
Eastern Front Unit Auditorium, 2:00 pm
Park Ranger Elizabeth Dinger provides a lecture about the important role animals played in providing soldiers entertainment and companionship during the Civil War.

Saturday & Sunday, July 26 & 27: The British Have Landed: The Revolutionary War at City Point
General Grant's Headquarters Unit, 10:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday, 9:00 - 12:00 pm Sunday
Firing demonstrations of muskets and artillery, displays and other activities will shed light on the role City Pouint played during the Revolutionary War.

Friday, August 1: Free Concert - The Tower Street String Band (Bluegrass Music)
General Grant's Headquarters Unit, 6:00 pm


July 30, August 1 & 2:
150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF THE CRATER
Eastern Front Unit.

Real-time program and tours - Wednesday, July 30
Panel Presentations and Lectures in Petersburg, August 1
Living History Demonstrations, tours, family activity tent, guest speaker Ed Bearss and much more - August 2

Details and Schedule: Visitor's Guide

Did You Know?

The Crater in Petersburg

The 4th Division of the Union 9th Corps lost 209 men killed and wounded at the Battle of the Crater. Poplar Grove National Cemetery is the resting spot for 331 United States Colored Troops. Most of these men are unidentified burials from the Crater battlefield. (Petersburg Nat'l Battlefield)