• 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?

Tombstone at Cold Harbor National Cemetery

Thousands of Confederate soldiers who died in Richmond’s hospitals or in the battles around the city are buried at either Hollywood or Oakwood cemeteries. Most of the Union dead are buried in one of five National Cemeteries: Richmond, Cold Harbor, Seven Pines, Glendale or Fort Harrison.