• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area


    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?

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.