Things To Do
Let's Go Outside!
Looking for a way to get some exercise and learn something too? Petersburg National Battlefield has some great opportunities for adults and children to learn more about history and nature all while participating in some healthy outdoor activities.
Hiking and bicycle trails can be found at both the Eastern Front (Main) Unit and the Five Forks Battlefield Unit. Outdoor exhibits are located near these trails which will help you understand the historic significance of Petersburg National Battlefield.
Fishing is an activity available at the Grant's Headquarters Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield. Take some time after fishing to tour the same grounds General Grant and President Lincoln walked along in the spring of 1865. Know that the area where the fishing pier is located was the site of one of the largest wharf buildings that stored vital supplies needed by the Union Army during the Siege of Petersburg.
For more information about "Things To Do" at Petersburg National Battlefield, call (804) 732-3531 ext. 200.
Click here to download our Eastern Front Trail Map
Click here to download our Five Forks Trail Map
Did You Know?
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)