• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Operating Hours & Seasons

Schedule for Richmond National Battlefield Park

Spring / Summer 2014

Park battlefield areas are open sunrise to sunset.

The park is closed on the following days: Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.

Visitor Center Hours:

Tredegar Visitor Center:
Open daily 9:00am to 5:00pm
Exhibits, 22-minute film.

Chimborazo Medical Museum:
Open daily 9:00am to 4:30pm
Surgical and medical displays, 17 minute film.

Cold Harbor Visitor Center:
Open daily 9:00am to 4:30pm
Walking trail, electric map programs.

Fort Harrison Visitor Center:
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesday-Sunday, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Glendale/Malvern Hill Visitor Center:

Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesday-Sunday, 9:00am to 4:30pm

Shelton House at Rural Plains:
Open afternoons on Saturday and Sunday from April through October, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

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.