12711 Old Stage Road
Chester, VA 23836
Phone: (804) 796-5200
Fax: (804) 796-3703
Richmond National Battlefield Park
The grim site of Chimborazo, one of the Confederacy's largest hospitals, begins a tour of the Civil War battlefields of Richmond. A map obtained here will lead you to the sites of the Battles of Chickahominy Bluff, Beaver Dam Creek, and many more. The bloodiest battle of all was at Cold Harbor. The losses here were greater than those at Gettysburg when time is figured in; 16,000 men were lost, 8,000 in one hour. Admission is free.
Park battlefields are open sunrise to sunset. The park is closed on the following days: Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1.