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

    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Attn. GPS Users - Advice for Seeking Directions to the Park

    If you are using a GPS unit, please click here: More »

  • 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.

Event Details

  • 03/24/2013

    Location: Eastern Front Unit, Tour Stop 5 | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: $5 per vehicle Contact Name: Grant Gates Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: (804) 732-3531 x202

Ranger guided walking tour examines General Robert E. Lee's last grand offensive of the Civil War and his last act of desperation to break General Ulysses S. Grant's grip on his Army and the City of Petersburg.