Things To Do

Let's Go Outside!

Looking for a way to get some exercise and learn something too? Petersburg National Battlefield has some great opportunities for adults and children to learn more about history and nature all while participating in some healthy outdoor activities.

Hiking and bicycle trails can be found at both the Eastern Front (Main) Unit and the Five Forks Battlefield Unit. Outdoor exhibits are located near these trails which will help you understand the historic significance of Petersburg National Battlefield.

Fishing is an activity available at the Grant's Headquarters Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield. Take some time after fishing to tour the same grounds General Grant and President Lincoln walked along in the spring of 1865. Know that the area where the fishing pier is located was the site of one of the largest wharf buildings that stored vital supplies needed by the Union Army during the Siege of Petersburg.


Outdoor Activites

Hiking and other activites around the battlefield.

Guided Tours

Petersburg National Battlefield's daily summer tours usually occur from June through mid-August when staffing and weather permit. Ranger guided tours will be offered in the off-season when staffing allows. For information about park programming, please call the Visitor Center at (804) 732-3531 ext. 200 on the day of your visit.

Schedule of Events

Calendar with upcoming events


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    Last updated: May 8, 2022

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    Petersburg National Battlefield Administration Office
    1539 Hickory Hill Road

    Petersburg , VA 23803


    804 732-3531 x200
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