Embattled Capital, 1861 to 1865

Richmond's story is not just the tale of one large Civil War battle, nor even one important campaign. Instead, the park's resources include a naval battle, a key industrial complex, the Confederacy's largest hospital, dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications, and the evocative spots where determined soldiers stood paces apart and fought with rifles, reaping a staggering human cost.

Features

Park ranger greeting visitors

Plan Your Visit!

This section will help you learn how to begin and how best to see our thirteen sites. Includes directions, maps, site addresses and operating hours.

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A ranger stands next to a cannon at Malvern Hill battlefield

History

There were two major campaigns to take Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy: the 1862 Peninsula Campaign and the 1864 Overland Campaign.

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Stay Connected!

We use several Social Media sites to reach out to our visitors and continue the conversation.

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Students with a park ranger exploring Tredegar

Plan a field trip!

Bring your students to experience hands-on learning activities!

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Greening the Park

Greening the Park

Richmond National Battlefield Park is committed to ensuring that environmentally friendly, sustainable practices are a part of our regular operations.

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Park Internship Program

Internship Opportunities

Gain valuable experience with the National Park Service by spending a season on the battlefields!

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are Very Important People, (VIPs)! We need your skills and expertise in order to achieve our mission.

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