• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Management

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?

Black troops during the Civil War

As part of a major assault against Richmond’s defenses fourteen African American soldiers received the Medal of Honor for heroic conduct at the battle of New Market Heights, September 29, 1864.