Weather Alert -- 9/29/2014 Programs at Fort Harrison and New Market Heights
Today's commemorative events at Fort Harrison and New Market Heights are running on schedule. If there need to be any weather-related changes to the schedule, we will post them here and on the park's Facebook page. More »
Greening the Park
Richmond National Battlefield Park has a longstanding commitment to sustainability. The Parks' Environmental Management Team, established in 2005, consists of members from all divisions of the park staff and works to foster a "green" ethic in all aspects of park management. The team develops and implements best management practices emphasizing safety, efficiency, and resource stewardship. Enabling employees to operate our facilities with sustainable practices helps reduce overhead costs spent on utilities as well as costs spent on facility maintenance. With sites spread across four municipalities, we have the potential to create a region-wide impact. The park is committed to ensuring that energy efficiency and environmentally friendly, sustainable practices are a part of our regular operations.
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Did You Know?
Tredegar Iron Works produced almost 1,100 cannon, roughly one-half of all guns made in the South during the war. (It was second only to the Parrott foundry in Cold Springs, New York in production for the entire United States.)