• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Parks as Classrooms

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.

Traveling Trunks

Learning adventures and hands-on items will bring your classroom to life. What would it feel like to be a Civil War soldier? Try on a wool Confederate and Union uniform or dress as a lady living in Richmond during the war. Listen to Civil War music, watch videos of battles and ironclad ships, and explore magazines to learn about Civil War leaders, medicine, and children in the war.