• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area


    National Battlefield Park Virginia


It is the mission of Richmond National Battlefield Park to protect, maintain, and provide for the enjoyment and understanding of the historic resources associated with the Civil War battles fought in the vicinity of Richmond, Virginia.

Today, the park preserves more than 2200 acres of Civil War resources in 13 units, including five visitor centers.

Designation: March 2, 1936

Download the park's special use permit application.

Gaines Mill
A Ranger-led tour of the Gaines' Mill Battlefield
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

A young woman writes a letter home for a wounded soldier.

Phoebe Yates Pember worked at Chimborazo Hospital as a matron, caring for the sick and wounded. Her memoirs, A Southern Woman’s Story are still in print and are considered to be among the finest pieces of Civil War literature.