• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Things To Know Before You Come

A ranger leads a tour of Belle Isle on Richmond's river front.
National Park Service
 

Planning ahead can often make the difference between a good trip and a great trip to Richmond National Battlefield Park. Explore these pages to discover the essential things you need to know before you leave home—how to get around the park, where pets are allowed, how to stay safe, and more.

All parks have certain rules and regulations meant to protect both the visitors and the park sites they are enjoying. Please click here for a list of Richmond National Battlefield Park’s regulations. Questions about them can be directed via e-mail to the Chief Ranger.

Did You Know?

Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States during the CIvil War

President Abraham Lincoln visited the Richmond area twice during the war. In July 1862 he met with General McClellan at Harrison’s Landing on the James River. Lincoln came to Richmond on April 4, 1865 and walked the streets of a city still smouldering from the evacuation fires.