• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Field Trips

Richmond National Battlefield Park offers a variety of ranger-guided education programs that are well organized, informative and engaging. These programs will help your students gain a greater understanding of the cultural and natural resources of this national park, enhance your classroom instruction and fulfill the Virginia Standards of Learning objectives. All reservations must be made prior to your visit. In order to make reservations, please follow the steps listed below.

1. Select a program that matches your curriculum needs or course of study.

2. Prepare a list of 3 possible dates.

3. Contact Richmond National Battlefield Park

4. Give the following information: name of school, contact person, phone number, grade level, number of students, program, date and time.

5. Your reservation will be recorded

**To ensure that the field trips meet the needs of your school, we will only be taking reservations for field trips by phone or email.

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Did You Know?

Troop of Union soldiers with flag

Of the 12,738 reported Federal casualties for the battle of Cold Harbor, nearly one in six belonged to a heavy artillery regiment. These units earned the nickname “Red Leg Infantry” because the facings on their uniforms were scarlet, rather than the regulation sky-blue of the regular infantry.