Things To Do
Richmond National Battlefield Park is one of more than 400 parks representing important examples of our country's natural and cultural heritage. Richmond NBP is comprised of 13 separate sub-units, each identified by distinctive brown signs, and interpreted by National Park Service historical markers.
Whenever possible, spend some time walking in each of the 13 park areas; it is the best way to understand the battlefields. Many of the sites have short self-guided trails that take you past historical features, such as earthworks and structures. Some of these resources are extremely fragile. Visitors to the park help to preserve these places for future generations by staying on the designated trails.
Did You Know?
General Robert E. Lee did not take command of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia until after the wounding of General Joseph E. Johnston at the battle of Seven Pines on May 31, 1862.