September 03, 2015
Every Kid in a Park Program Begins at Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Every Kid in a Park is a new national programs that encourages kids, their families and their classes to visit federal lands. Fourth graders can get passes to visit national parks for free for one yer.
August 14, 2015
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 99th Birthday of the National Park Service
Richmond National Battlefield Park and Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site will offer special events on August 25 to celebrate the NPS's 99th birthday. All are invited to go on special tours and learn about the NPS Centennial.
August 05, 2015
Richmond Youth Build New Trail at Malvern Hill
This month local high school students are constructing a new trail at the Malvern Hill Battlefield unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. The trail explores previously inaccessible area of the battlefield .
April 15, 2015
Programs at National Parks in Richmond Highlight “Find Your Park” Movement
In very different ways, activities this week at two national park units in Richmond – Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site and Richmond National Battlefield Park – will invite the public to “Find Your Park” and experience the work of the National Park Service to care for and share America’s unique places and stories.
October 27, 2014
Richmond Battlefields Association Transferring 18 Acres at the Cold Harbor Battlefield to the National Park Service
On November 1, 2014, the National Park Service and the Richmond Battlefields Association will commemorate the transfer of 18 acres at the Cold Harbor battlefield from the association to Richmond National Battlefield Park.
September 23, 2014
Unexploded Civil War artillery shell discovered at Richmond National Battlefield Park’s Fort Gilmer unit
On September 22, 2014, staff at Richmond National Battlefield Park discovered an unexploded artillery shell within the moat of a Confederate fortification known as Fort Gilmer in the park’s Fort Harrison Battlefield unit.
September 04, 2014
National Park Service to Commemorate 150th Anniversary of the Battles of Fort Harrison and New Market Heights
From September 27 to September 30, 2014, Richmond National Battlefield Park will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battles of Fort Harrison and New Market Heights.
April 14, 2014
Richmond National Battlefield Park to commemorate the 1864 Overland Campaign
From late April through June 2014, Richmond National Battlefield Park and partners throughout central Virginia will commemorate the Overland Campaign, focusing especially on the battles of Totopotomoy Creek and Cold Harbor.
April 03, 2014
NPS to partner with communities North and South to commemorate the 1864 Overland Campaign in Virginia
On May 24, 2014 as part of the nationwide Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration, the National Park Service will present Reverberations, an innovative program connecting three national parks in Virginia and eight communities around the country to illustrate the devastating impact of the Civil War on communities across the country.
August 12, 2013
Richmond National Battlefield Park acquires key portion of Glendale Civil War battlefield
Richmond National Battlefield Park has announced that is has acquired from the Civil War Trust 251 acres at the heart of the Glendale battlefield in eastern Henrico County.
March 26, 2012
Richmond National Battlefield Park to conduct prescribed burn at Malvern Hill battlefield
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Richmond National Battlefield Park is scheduled to conduct a prescribed burn at its Malvern Hill battlefield unit to maintain the historic and ecological landscape.
October 17, 2011
Richmond National Battlefield Park to Begin Road Improvement Project
Beginning the week of October 17, Richmond National Battlefield Park will be working to improve more than eight miles of roads and parking areas throughout the park’s battlefield units.
September 10, 2011
Richmond National Battlefield Park Officially Opens Rural Plains Unit to the Public
On Saturday, September 10, 2011, Richmond National Battlefield Park officially opened its newest park unit, Rural Plains, which is located on the Totopotomoy Creek battlefield in Hanover County.
August 29, 2011
Richmond National Battlefield Park fares well after Irene; Potential loss of witness tree is key concern
Richmond National Battlefield Park and the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site weathered Hurricane Irene with only moderate damage to park resources. Potential loss of witness tree is key concern.