• 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.

Permits and Special Park Use

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National Geographic filmmakers shooting documentary at PETE in 2011.

NPS

A special park use is a short-term activity that takes place in a park area and provides a benefit to an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large. These activities require some degree of management from the National Park Service if there is the potential for interference with visitor use, congestion of a highly visited area, or possible impact on park resources. A Special Use Permit is required for weddings, commercial filming and/or photography, First Amendment activities, athletic and other special events.

A commercial activity, other than commercial filming or photography, requires a Commercial Use Authorization. For more information about a Commercial Use Authorization contact the Permits Coordinator at (804) 732-3531 ext. 204 or e-mail us

Click on the desired link for further information and printable permit application forms (the applications are in Adobe PDF format and you must have Adobe Acrobat to print them)

· Athletic and General Events

· Military Training and Events

· Wedding Information

· Filming and Photography

Completed applications or questions relating to special use permits may be directed to the Permits Coordinator:

Phone: (804) 732-3531 ext. 204

Fax: (804) 732-0835

E-Mail: e-mail us

Address: Petersburg National Battlefield

5001 Siege Road

Petersburg, VA 23803

Did You Know?

Poplar Grove National Cemetery

Poplar Grove National Cemetery, located just south of Petersburg, Virginia, has two Medal of Honor recipients buried there: Lewis Morgan (Grave #3142) and Henry Hardenburg (Grave #1283). (Petersburg National Battlefield)