Construction-related road closures around Historic Tredegar -- Nov-Dec 2013
Due to construction in the area, for several weeks in late November and early December, 5th Street leading to the park's Tredegar visitor center may be closed. Visitor parking will be available via the 2nd Street Connector. More »
Mushrooms and Other Fungi
Richmond National Battlefield Park is home to a diverse fungal population. The park's forests with their many wetlands, streams, and seeps create a protected, moisture-rich environment well suited to fungal growth. Mushrooms, as well as other fungi, play an important role in the park ecosystem. These organisms get their energy through the break down of organic materials, and in the process return valuable nutrients to the soil. This is especially important in older forests, such as at Gaines' Mill, where growth depends heavily on the availability of soil nutrients.
Did You Know?
The USS Monitor participated in the unsuccessful attempt to run the Confederate batteries atop Drewry’s Bluff on May 15, 1862.