• 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.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Petersburg National Battlefield is open daily form 8:30am to dusk. The battlefield's Visitor Centers are open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm daily. The battlefield and the visitor centers are closed for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.

Grant's Headquarter's at City Point

(804) 458-9504


Eastern Front

(804) 732-3531 ext.200


Five Forks Battlefield

(804) 469-4093


Poplar Grove National Cemetery

(804) 732-3531


Weather related closures can be determined by dialing the park's main telephone number at (804) 732-3531 and then pressing "9".








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.