Virtual Visitor Center


Park Videos

Video: "Endurance Without Relief" (mp4, 19 min., 18 sec.)
Video describes living conditions and events associated with the Siege of Petersburg

Video: "A Mere Question of Time" (mp4, 15 min., 17 sec.)
Video explains the significance of City Point during the Siege of Petersburg including army logistics, Confederate spy, John Maxwell's effort to destroy the ordnance wharf (Aug., 1864) and Pres. Lincoln's visit to City Point (March/April, 1865).

Video: Battle of Five Forks (mp4, 12 min., 22 sec.)
Park Ranger Tracy Chernault narrates this video which sheds light on the importance of the April 1, 1865 Battle of Five Forks.


Trail Maps:

Eastern Front Unit (jpg, 3.09 MB)
There are approximately 10 miles of nature trails located within the Eastern Front Unit. The trails are suitable for hiking, running, and bicycling. For those who own their own horses, horseback riding is also allowed on the allotted trails.

Five Forks Battlefield
Please be aware that the trails at Five Forks are considered primitive and unimproved.


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    Last updated: March 28, 2024

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    Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
    1539 Hickory Hill Road

    Petersburg, VA 23803


    804 732-3531 x200
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