Chimborazo Medical Museum
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.
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.
Visitor Contact Station at Tredegar Iron Works
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
The visitor contact station at Tredegar Iron Works is temporarily closed for remodeling. Visitor Centers at Cold Harbor Battlefield and Chimborazo remain open open Wed-Sun, 9am to 4:30pm.
Address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond.
Phone: (804) 226-5050
Closures: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas 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.
Fort Harrison Visitor Center
Not presently open, but open weekends (Saturday and Sunday) 9am to 4:30pm seasonally and for special events.
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.
Last updated: April 14, 2022