• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Getting Around

Start your visit at the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works, located at 470 Tredegar Street in downtown Richmond. Park rangers will provide maps for touring the battlefields. Cassette tapes and CDs for the Seven Days battles around Richmond, 1862, are available for sale at the Civil War Visitor Center's book store.

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.