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

    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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Virtual Tour

Podcasts:

Five Forks Battlefield
Join Ranger Chernault for a tour of the fighting that swirled around this southside Virginia intersection on April 1, 1865 and decided the fate of the Confederate capital.

The Battle of the Crater
Take a ranger guided tour over one of the most powerful and well-known events of the Siege of Petersburg and of the Civil War.

Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Discover the history and the stories of sacrifice and honor of these hallowed nine acres.

Did You Know?

Lesser Siren

Hatcher's Run beaver pond in Petersburg's Five Fork's Unit is home to two unusual amphibians. The Amphiuma (Amphiuma means) can grow up to 3.25 feet and live almost 30 years. The Lesser Siren (Siren intermedia) is the most primitive salamander still in existence.