• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area


    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Things To Do

Tour of Drewry's Bluff
Special tours of park battlefields are available during anniversary events.

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?

Troop of Union soldiers with flag

Of the 12,738 reported Federal casualties for the battle of Cold Harbor, nearly one in six belonged to a heavy artillery regiment. These units earned the nickname “Red Leg Infantry” because the facings on their uniforms were scarlet, rather than the regulation sky-blue of the regular infantry.