• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Park Statistics

Designations
National Battlefield Park - March 2,1936

Acreage
Gross Area Acres for FY 2004 - 2,517
Gross Area Acres for FY 2003 - 2,508

Visitation
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2004- 85,116
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2003- 98,825

Budget
FY 2004 Annual Budget is $2,463,000
FY 2003 Annual Budget is $2,457,000


Did You Know?

Civil War era photograph of Thadeus Lowe's balloon Intrepid being inflated on the battlefield.

The battle of Gaines' Mill outside of Richmond, Virginia, was the first Civil War battle where both sides got help from above--in the form of observation balloons.