• 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.

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  • 150th Anniversary: Battle of the Crater - Panel Presentations

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    The Battle of the Crater will be discussed by guest speakers and will include Q&A sessions with the audience. More

  • 150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Crater - Living History Program

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

    Living history programs, Soldiers and Their Weapons, Field Medicine, Meet Generals Grant and Lee, Virginia Civil War History Mobile, family activities highlight the 150th Anniv. of the Battle of the Crater. More

  • Artillery Demonstrations

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    Living historians demonstrate the firing of a 12 pounder Napoleon cannon. More

  • The First World War - 100 Years On

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    100th Anniversary of World War I is commemorated with the showing of a documentary focusing on various aspects of war. More

  • Military Justice in the Union Army in the Siege

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Ranger talk about soldier disciplinary tactics. More

  • General Grant's Headquarters at City Point

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    City Point becomes the supply base for the Union Army and Headquarters for General Grant during the Siege of Petersburg. More

  • 150th Anniversary Event: Grant's Headquarters at City Point

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Ranger programs and living history demonstrations will explore the role City Point played during the Siege of Petersburg. More

  • General Grant's Headquarters at City Point

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    City Point becomes the supply base for the Union Army and Headquarters for General Grant during the Siege of Petersburg. More

  • 150th Anniversary Event: Grant's Headquarters at City Point

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Ranger programs and living history demonstrations will explore the role City Point played during the Siege of Petersburg. More

  • The First World War - 100 Years On

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    100th Anniversary of World War I is commemorated with the showing of a documentary focusing on various aspects of war. More

  • The First World War - 100 Years On

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    100th Anniversary of World War I is commemorated with the showing of a documentary focusing on various aspects of war. More

  • Civil War 150th Anniversary: Battles of Weldon Railroad and Reams Station

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Rangers and living historians will focus on General Grant's Fourth Offensive of the Siege. More

  • Civil War 150th Anniversary: Battles of Weldon Railroad and Reams Station

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Rangers and living historians will focus on General Grant's Fourth Offensive of the Siege. More

  • The Siege of Petersburg: The Stories the Cemeteries Tell

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    PowerPoint presentation focuses on how cemetery markers can say about the men who fought and died 150 years ago in and around Petersburg. More

  • The First World War - 100 Years On

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    100th Anniversary of World War I is commemorated with the showing of a documentary focusing on various aspects of war. More

  • The First World War - 100 Years On

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    100th Anniversary of World War I is commemorated with the showing of a documentary focusing on various aspects of war. More

 

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Did You Know?

Blandford Church and Cemetery, 1865.

Those who died on the battlefields around Petersburg were left where they were originally buried until after the Civil War. From 1866-69 most Union dead were buried at Poplar Grove National Cemetery while thousands of Confederate dead were buried at the historic Blandford Cemetery. (Petersburg NB)