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

    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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?

Richard Eppes, 1890s

Richard Eppes, owner of Appomattox Plantation, which is currently part of the Grant's HQ Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, noted that it took 8,320 pounds of bacon each year to feed his 127 enslaved people in 1860.