Basic Information

Ranger leading a tour.
Ranger leading a tour at Cold Harbor.

NPS photo.

Planning ahead can often make the difference between a good trip and a great trip to Richmond National Battlefield Park, a collection of 13 park units scattered across Hanover, Henrico, and Chesterfield counties and the city of Richmond. Explore these pages to discover the essential things you need to know before you leave home—how to get around the park, where pets are allowed, how to stay safe, and more.

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.

Main Visitor Center

Tredegar Civil War Visitor Center
Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 5pm
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

500 Tredegar Street
Richmond Virginia 23219

Battlefield Visitor Centers

Cold Harbor Visitor Center
Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 4:30pm
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

5515 Anderson-Wright Drive
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111

Chimborazo Medical Museum
Wednesday through Sunday, 9am to 4:30pm
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday

3215 East Broad Street
Richmond Virginia 23223

Fort Harrison Visitor Center
Open Seasonally

8621 Battlefield Park Road
Richmond Virginia 23231

Glendale Visitor Center
8301 Willis Church Road
Richmond Virginia 23231

Permanently closed as of May 2019


Operating Hours & Seasons

Richmond National Battlefield Park has four Visitor Center locations. Tredegar Iron Works, Chimborazo Medical Museum and Cold Harbor Visitor Center are open Wednesday through Sunday from 9-4:30, and the Fort Harrison visitor center is presently closed.


Fees & Passes

There are no entrance fees to Richmond National Battlefield Park sites. However there is a parking fee for the American Civil War Center at Tredegar Iron Works. Free parking is available nearby.

The Access Pass, Military Pass, and Fourth Grade (Every Kid in a Park) Pass can be obtained at the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works.

Last updated: September 17, 2020

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Mailing Address:

3215 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223


(804) 226-1981

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