Visitor Centers

Covid-19 access update: Richmond National Battlefield Park is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. An outdoor contact station has been established at the Cold Harbor VIsitor Center, which is staffed from 10am to 2pm, Wednesday through Sunday. All other visitor centers remain closed at this time.

Special Programs: See our schedule of events page for special event information.

Chimborazo Medical Museum

Chimborazo Medical Museum
Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 4:30pm
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
Address: 3215 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23223.
Phone: (804) 226-1981

Closures: Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Exhibits: The museum focuses on the Confederate medical story and contains exhibits on medical equipment and hospital life, including information on the men and women who staffed Chimborazo hospital.

This building is also the Headquarters for Richmond National Battlefield Park/Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site.

Available Facilities: Bookstore operated by Eastern National

Fort Harrison Visitor Center
Photo: Don Ward
Fort Harrison Visitor Center
Open weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 9am to 4:30pm during summer season (May 25-September 29)
Address: 8621 Battlefield Park Road, off of Route 5, Richmond.
Phone: (804) 226-1981

Special Programs: May - Memorial Day program at Fort Harrison National Cemetery, in cooperation with the Veterans Administration. September - Anniversary of the Battle of Fort Harrison, living history with Confederate and Union soldiers at Fort Harrison.

Exhibits: On September 29, 1864, a dawn assault by 3000 Union infantry captured Fort Harrison. Self-guided historical walking trail begins at the visitor center. Allow 20 minutes to complete the trail. The visitor center contains exhibits, a relief map of the fort, and a short film about the battle.

Available Facilities: Bookstore operated by Eastern National.
Cold Harbor
Cold Harbor Battlefield Visitor Center
Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 4:30pm
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

Ranger programs offered daily during the summer season
Address: 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, five miles southeast of Mechanicsville on route 156.
Phone: (804) 730-5025

Closures: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Special Programs: June - Anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor. See our schedule of events page for special event information.

Exhibits: Exhibits and artifacts on display. Electric map programs describe the 1862 Battle of Gaines' Mill and the 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor.

Available Facilities: Book store operated by Eastern National.
Tredegar Iron Works
Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works
Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 4:30pm
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
Address: 500 Tredegar Street, Richmond.
Phone: (804) 226-5050

Closures: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day

Exhibits: This is the main visitor center for Richmond National Battlefield Park. Three floors of exhibits and artifacts are on display. Orientation films are shown throughout the day.

Available Facilities: Sales area, information and park maps are available. CD/Cassette for the Seven Days battles driving tour is available. Allow four hours to complete the driving tour.
*Please note that there is a parking fee for the American Civil War Center at Tredegar Iron Works.
The rate for parking at Tredegar Iron Works is $3 per hour, or a flat fee of $18 for the day.
One hour of free parking is included in your free visit to the NPS Visitor Center at Tredegar. See a park ranger at the visitor desk to receive parking validation.
Free full day parking is included with paid admission to the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar Iron Works.
Free public parking is also available nearby.
Glendale National Cemetery/Malvern Hill
*PLEASE NOTE: EFFECTIVE May 15, 2019, THE NPS NO LONGER OPERATES GLENDALE AS A VISITOR CENTER. You may still visit the cemetery, which is maintained by the Veterans' Administration and National Cemetery Administration, but there are no longer visitor center facilities on site.

Address: 8301 Willis Church Road

Last updated: October 30, 2020

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Mailing Address:

3215 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223


(804) 226-1981

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