• Poplar Grove National Cemetery Luminary Event (photo courtesy of Joanne Williams)


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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.

Support Your Park

The whole family can Volunteer

Volunteers help repair the Parks trail system.

(NPS Photo)

Volunteers are an important assest to the National Park Service. Over 90,000 Volunteers work in Parks all over the country every year. Volunteers can work in almost any division in the Park Service, such as Interpreation, Research, Resource Management, Maintenance, and much more. Anyone can volunteer at Petersburg, in fact, most of our one-time projects on the Volunteer page are great Eagle Scout projects. Petersburg National Battlefield would not be the Park it is today without the thousands of volunteers who have helped out over the years. If anyone is interested in volunteering, please contact the Park Volunteer Coordinator, Richard Hotchkiss at 804-732-3966, ext. 113.

In addition to Volunteer Positions, Petersburg National Battlefield offers Internships through the Student Conservation Association (SCA).



If you would like to support your park through donations there are two basic options:

Support Petersburg National Battlefield directly by mailing your donation to the park. If you want, you can include a letter stating what the money should be applied toward (i.e. exhibits, education programs, etc.)


You can visit the National Park Foundation's, (the national charitable partner of the National Park Service), website and explore ways to support the national parks.

Whether volunteering or donating, we sincerely thank you for you help.

Did You Know?

Bald Eagles

A pair of bald eagles built a nest above Colquitt's Salient at Petersburg National Battlefield in 2003. The birds hatched the first known eaglets in the park in the spring of 2004. The pair continues to return to the nest year after year to nurture their young.