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The National Battlefield Park here is not like many others, particularly in the south. The park consists of a number of smaller, heavily dispersed sites that one can visit, but they require a car and a good amount of time! There is a driving tour,...More
Richmond was a series of battles fought over several months. To see the entire battlefield will require at least a full day. So plan accordingly. Start off by visiting the visitor center set in the old Tredegar Iron Works and take in the short film...More
Make sure that you complete the driving tour to see all the different sites in the park. We found that it took us two days - that’s with reading all the signs and only doing a couple of the trails. Some of the visitor centers...More
Highly encourage everyone to attend this park to get an understanding of how we had to fight to colonize this country. There are many trails to take with info along the way. There is also a great audio book route which describes each and every...More
So many of the battlefields have been developed over, but check out Malvern Hill, just SE of the city. It is in pristine condition and walking trails give you a perfect sense of the battle. Nearby Glendale is in the planning stages, so it will...More
My husband and I spent a long and happy day visiting several sites in this park. Tredegar was a great place to start for context; a friendly and well-informed ranger there helped us plan the rest of our day. We moved on to Drewry’s Bluff/Fort...More
I always like to visit the Ranger Station first, but this battlefield doesn’t really have one. If you’re looking for a stamp for your parks passport, go to The Tredegar Civil War Museum gift shop counter.
We will be spending 2 nights in Richmond before our flight home to the UK. My wife wants to visit the Botanical garden which I guess will not take all day!. I see there is "Richmond National Battlefield Park" with numerous sights around Richmond. For someone who hasn't been to a Civil War site before which would be the most "interesting". Any advice would be most appreciated.
May 27, 2013|
Many thanks for your reply and I have taken a note of your suggestions.