Plan Your Visit

Petersburg National Battlefield Park is located in south-central Virginia approximately 25 miles south of Richmond, Virginia. The park encompasses a large area with battlefield sites and visitor centers located in Dinwiddie, Hopewell and Prince George Counties.

The park commemorates the nine and one-half month siege of this city from June 1864 - April 1865. A driving tour of the battlefields outlined on the park map includes 13 separate sites with three visitor centers along a 33 mile route. A full day is required to experience the entire battlefield park.

The Eastern Front Visitor Center offers exhibits and audio-visual programs that introduce the story of the siege and its place and impact on the course of the Civil War. Park staff will answer questions and provide information to help you make the best use of your time. At Grant's Headquarters at City Point you will learn about the Union's massive supply base and large field hospital operation. Also explore the story of the Appomattox plantation, the Eppes family and the enslaved people who were here before the war's arrival. On the western end of the tour route is Five Forks Battlefield where Gen. Sheridan's victory over Gen. Pickett's forces ensured the collapse of Petersburg and Richmond.

Throughout the year park staff present a variety of talks, tours, living history demonstrations and special events that commemorate the park's rich heritage. Check the calendar schedule of events for upcoming programs.

Other pages that couls help with trip planning include

Basic information

Includes adress, operating hours, visitor center, and more.


How to find City Point, Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Eastern Front Visitor Center, and Five Forks

Things to Do

Ideas for self-guided tours, outdoor activites, schedule of activities

Safety -

Tips for staying safe during your visit


Nearby Attractions

NPS sites within a 2-3 hour drive from Petersburg along with state and local tourism websites.

Last updated: May 6, 2022

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Mailing Address:

Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg , VA 23803


804 732-3531 x200
If you cannot reach us by phone - please e-mail questions to the address listed.

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