• 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?

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.