May 20, 2017
Civil War History Comes Alive at Cold Harbor
Confederate and Union forces engaged in
one of the largest battles of the Civil War 10 miles outside Richmond at a rural crossroads known as Cold Harbor. On Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, Richmond National Battlefield Park invites the public to experience the story of that epic battle .
May 20, 2017
National Park Service to Commemorate Memorial Day at Fort Harrison National Cemetery
Richmond National Battlefield Park, in cooperation with the Department of Veterans Affairs, is sponsoring a Memorial Day program and wreath-laying to honor and remember those who have died in our nation’s service, particularly soldiers and sailors from the Civil War.
May 17, 2017
Richmond National Battlefield Park to Commemorate Battle of Drewry's Bluff
On Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21, living historians, Park Rangers, and community partners explain the naval battle that tested Richmond’s defenses on May 15, 1862.
August 05, 2015
Richmond Youth Build New Trail at Malvern Hill
This month local high school students are constructing a new trail at the Malvern Hill Battlefield unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. The trail explores previously inaccessible area of the battlefield .
April 15, 2015
FYP -- National Park Week in Richmond
In very different ways, activities this week at two national park units in Richmond – Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site and Richmond National Battlefield Park – will invite the public to “Find Your Park” and experience the work of the National Park Service to care for and share America’s unique places and stories.
October 27, 2014
Richmond Battlefields Association Transferring 18 Acres at the Cold Harbor Battlefield to the NPS
On November 1, 2014, the National Park Service and the Richmond Battlefields Association will commemorate the transfer of 18 acres at the Cold Harbor battlefield from the association to Richmond National Battlefield Park.
September 23, 2014
Unexploded Civil War artillery shell discovered at Richmond National Battlefield Park’s Fort Gilmer unit
On September 22, 2014, staff at Richmond National Battlefield Park discovered an unexploded artillery shell within the moat of a Confederate fortification known as Fort Gilmer in the park’s Fort Harrison Battlefield unit.
September 04, 2014
From September 27 to September 30, 2014, Richmond National Battlefield Park will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battles of Fort Harrison and New Market Heights.
April 14, 2014
Richmond National Battlefield Park to commemorate the 1864 Overland Campaign
From late April through June 2014, Richmond National Battlefield Park and partners throughout central Virginia will commemorate the Overland Campaign, focusing especially on the battles of Totopotomoy Creek and Cold Harbor.
April 03, 2014
Reverberations Press Release
On May 24, 2014 as part of the nationwide Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration, the National Park Service will present Reverberations, an innovative program connecting three national parks in Virginia and eight communities around the country to illustrate the devastating impact of the Civil War on communities across the country.
August 12, 2013
Richmond National Battlefield Park acquires key portion of Glendale Civil War battlefield
Richmond National Battlefield Park has announced that is has acquired from the Civil War Trust 251 acres at the heart of the Glendale battlefield in eastern Henrico County.