Safety

 

Protect Your Park. Protect Yourself.


Being one of the more than 400 national parks, when you visit Petersburg National Battlefield you are enjoying an American Treasure. The laws that saved the siege-related battlefields and historic sites for us to enjoy also require they be protected for the enjoyment of today's visitors as well as future generations. Help protect Petersburg National Battlefield for you and them by following the policies below.

Overnight Camping is prohibited

Hunting and trapping is prohibited to protect the wildlife

Possession or use of metal detectors is prohibited

No digging on park grounds is allowed

You may not possess alcoholic beverages on park grounds

Climbing on earthworks is not allowed to protect this precious historic resource

Drones and/or unmanned aircraft systems may never be flown in our park

Pets must always be on a leash and their waste packed out of the park.

Do not feed feral and/or wild animals

Parking is only allowed when the park is open, parking or leaving your vehicle after the park is closed may be towed at the owner's expense

Commercial vehicles are not permitted

Picnicking is only allowed in designated areas


Safety is our top priority. Stay aware at all times when visiting the park. If you see suspicious or potentially dangerous activity, or at any time feel unsafe, call PARK WATCH at (757) 898-0058 or 911 in case of an emergency.





Last updated: January 8, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
1539 Hickory Hill Road

Petersburg, VA 23803

Phone:

(804) 732-3531 x203
Office Telephone As of Oct. 7, 2020, telephones in the visitor center are not working. Please e-mail questions to the address listed.

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