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?
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)