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

    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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Military Training and Events

A permit is required for all Military sponsored events, including athletic events and rucksack marches, and should be requested at least 30 days in advance. Please complete the Special Use Application at the link below and e-mail us

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

Link to Trail Map

Link to preapproved 5K route from the Mahone Parking Lot

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

Did You Know?

Charles Dimmock, Architect of the Petersburg defense line.

From the summer of 1862 until the spring of 1863, Confederate Captain Charles Dimmock appealed to slaveholders to hire their enslaved people, and also hired free black laborers to dig the ten-mile defense line around the City of Petersburg. The defenses became known as the Dimmock Line.