• Gaines' Mill battlefield -- Watt House area

    Richmond

    National Battlefield Park Virginia

Visitor Centers

Chimborazo Medical Museum
Open All Year, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Address: 3215 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23223.
Phone: (804)226-1981

Closures: Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Exhibits: The museum focuses on the Confederate medical story and contains exhibits on medical equipment and hospital life, including information on the men and women who staffed Chimborazo hospital. This building is also the Headquarters for Richmond National Battlefield Park/Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.

Available Facilities: Bookstore operated by Eastern National

Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works
Open All Year, 9:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
Ranger Programs offered daily during the summer season
Address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond.
Phone: (804)771-2145

Closures: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Exhibits: This is the main visitor center for Richmond National Battlefield Park. Three floors of exhibits and artifacts are on display. Orientation film is shown throughout the day.

Available Facilities: Sales area, information and park maps are available. CD/Cassette for the Seven Days battles driving tour is available. Allow four hours to complete the driving tour.

Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center
Open All Year, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ranger programs offered daily during the summer season
Address: 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, five miles southeast of Mechanicsville on route 156.
Phone: (804)226-1981

Closures: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Special Programs: June--Anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor. See our schedule of events page for special event information.

Exhibits: Exhibits and artifacts on display. Electric map programs describe the 1862 Battle of Gaines' Mill and the 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor.

Available Facilities: Book store operated by Eastern National.

Fort Harrison Visitor Center
Open: Daily during the summer season; Weekends August through September; closed October through May.
Address: 8621 Battlefield Park Road, off of Route 5, Richmond.
Phone: (804)226-1981

Special Programs: May--Memorial Day program at Fort Harrison National Cemetery: In cooperation with the Veterans Administration, program begins at noon. September--Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Harrison: Living History with Confederate and Union soldiers at Fort Harrison.

Exhibits: On September 29, 1864, a dawn assault by 3000 Union infantry captured Fort Harrison. Self-guided historical walking trail begins at the visitor center. Allow 20 minutes to complete the trail. The visitor center contains exhibits, a relief map of the fort, and a short film about the battle.

Available Facilities: Bookstore operated by Eastern National.


Glendale/Malvern Hill Battlefields Visitor Center

Open June, July, early August
Address: 8301 Willis Church Road, inside the Glendale National Cemetery
Phone: (804)226-1981

Special Programs: See our schedule of events page for special event information.

Exhibits: A five-minute electric battle map describes the last two battles of the 1862 Seven Days campaign.

Did You Know?

Chimborazo Hospital during the Civil War

Between 1861 and 1865 Chimborazo Hospital treated approximately 75,000 patients, more than any other facility in either the North or South.