Plan Your Visit

The exterior of Tredegar Iron Works

Start your visit to Richmond National Battlefield Park at the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works.

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Basic Information

Richmond National Battlefield Park is located in central Virginia approximately 100 miles south of Washington D.C. The park encompasses a large area with battlefield sites and visitor centers located in the City of Richmond, and in Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield counties.

A driving tour of the battlefields outlined on the park map includes 13 separate sites with four visitor centers along a 80 mile route. A full day is required to experience the entire battlefield park.

Directions & Transportation

Find your way to the 13 different sites of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Use our address list for GPS navigation.

Places to Go

The park operates two sites in downtown Richmond, the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works and Chimborazo Medical Museum. Visitors can also visit famous battlefields such as Cold Harbor, Gaines' Mill and many more.

Things to Do

Walking, driving, guided tours, museum exhibits, special events--all are possible at the park.

Calendar

Throughout the year park staff present a variety of talks, tours, living history demonstrations and special events that commemorate the park's rich heritage.

Education

Discover the battlefields, explore the famous Tredegar Iron Works and walk the historic trails!

The park is committed to education and runs a variety of hands-on educational activities that will excite students and are tailored to meet the Standards of Learning (SOLs) for Virginia. Learn more about field trips and other educational experiences.

Safety

Safety is the park's first priority. Learn about safety and accessibility information.

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