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

    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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  • Revised Superintendent's Compendium

    Aug. 2014: The superintendent's compendium has been revised to include regulations regarding unmanned aircraft (drones) in the park. More »

Road / Trail Closures

GENERAL PARK CLOSURE: In the event of severe weather the park may need to be closed so snow and/or debris removal can take place. To determine the park's status of operation, please call (804) 732-3531 and then press "9".

TRAILS:

*Seasonal Trail Closure Due to Bald Eagles Nesting (December 15 - July 15)
Northern portion of Poor Creek Trail located between tour stops 5 & 6.

A new, printable Eastern Front Unit trail map is available here.

Five Forks Trail System: The Five Forks Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield now has approximately eight miles of trails open to the public. These trails can be used for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. Trail maps are available at the new Visitor Contact Station located at 9840 Courthouse Road in Dinwiddie County. Click here for a printable Five Forks Unit trail map.

Did You Know?

Brig. General Frederick Winthrop

Union Brevet Brigadier General Frederick Winthrop was Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop's sixth great-grandson. Winthrop was mortally wounded at the Battle of Five Forks on April 1, 1865. (Petersburg National Battlefield)