Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Richmond National Battlefield Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
Using innovative tools and expert staff, Richmond National Battlefield Park is preserving and stabilizing the early 18th-century Shelton House on the Totopotomoy Creek battlefield. Read more
During its 150th commemoration of the June 1862 Battle of Glendale, Richmond National Battlefield Park partnered with the Gravel Hill community – where free African American families once farmed land that became a battleground – to offer a program about the history of Gravel Hill. Read more
Did You Know?
The Confederate government hired slave labor from all around Virginia. The slaves helped build earthen fortifications for the protection of Richmond; the government paid the slaves' owners for their work.