Attn. GPS Users - Advice for Seeking Directions to the Park
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Park Delayed Opening - March 4, 2014
8:00 am Announcement: The park is tentatively scheduled to open at noon today as park staff works to clean up after the storm. Please check back later for status updates.
Petersburg National Battlefield VirtualCache Program
Welcome to Petersburg National Battlefield's VirtualCache Program! This National Park Service-sponsored recreational activity leads you to some of the park's significant historical, cultural and natural resources. Using your own Global Positioning System (GPS) unit and a set of clues obtained from the website and hidden along the journey, you can guide yourself to a series of sites in the park.
To make your experience an unforgettable success, please read these guidelines and suggestions:
What you will need to participate:
1. GPS unit
National Battlefield General information:
Below you will find the listing of the current VirtualCaching Sites. You will also find the tracking sheet that you will need to have initialed in order to receive your coin. Please make sure to follow all Site Instructions to receive credit.
Site 1 Jordan House Foundation
Please keep in mind that these sites are in no particular order and do not follow the tour road map that is available at the Visitors Center. The tour road map, will, however, help you identify where some locations are. Also be advised that the tour road is a one way road. If you have any suggestions, comments or need more information, you can email our Education Specialist.
We have a limited number of GPS units available for checkout. A valid ID/Credit Card will be required to be exchanged for the GPS and will be returned upon the GPS' return.
Did You Know?
Union Brevet Brigadier General Frederick Winthrop was Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop's sixth great-grandson. Winthrop was mortally wounded at the Battle of Five Forks on April 1, 1865. (Petersburg National Battlefield)