• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Event Details

  • 11/04/2012

    Location: Program begins at Main Street Station, 1500 E Main St., Richmond, VA 23219 Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM,2:00 PM to 4:30 PM Fee Information: free Contact Name: Beth Stern Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 804-226-1981

On April 4, 1865 - the day after the Union army began its occupation of Richmond - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visited the former Confederate capital.  Explore this story and follow Lincoln's path through the city with Park Ranger Mike Gorman.  

The tour -- to be offered twice on November 4 -- will begin inside the historic Main Street Station in downtown Richmond with a brief presentation about the events leading up to and surrounding Lincoln's visit to Richmond. 

Then the 2-hour tour will kick off near the intersection of 17th and Dock Streets.  It will weave through the heart of Richmond and include stops outside the White House of the Confederacy and the Virginia Capitol. 

We advise you to wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a well-filled water bottle, and dress appropriately for the weather.  The program will take place rain or shine.  Reservations are not required.  Parking information is available here.

The National Park Service would like to thank the City of Richmond and the Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau for their partnership in helping to make this program possible.


More information about Lincoln's visit to Richmond is available here.