• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Pets

Pets are allowed on designated park trails, so long as they are on a leash. Pets are not allowed inside the park visitor centers; service animals are the only exception.

Did You Know?

Sketch of black men building earthworks during the Civil War.

The Confederate government hired slave labor from all around Virginia. The slaves helped build earthen fortifications for the protection of Richmond; the government paid the slaves' owners for their work.