150 Years Later, Confederate Shell Turns Up At Richmond National Battlefield Park

One-hundred-and-fifty years later, a live cannon ball turned up at Richmond National Battlefield Park as crews were clearing a moat in preparation for an interpretive tour at a Civil War fort.

Land And Water Conservation Fund Used To Expand Richmond National Battlefield Park

The Gaines Mill battlefield in Richmond National Battlefield Park in Virginia is growing by 285 acres thanks to $400,000 from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Move Over Baseball, National Parks Have Trading Cards, Too

People have been collecting stuff forever. When adults visit national parks, they can collect passport stamps or pamphlets. Children earn Junior Ranger badges, though getting one takes a lot more effort and time than a passport stamp. But there’s something else out there to collect, too, and it looks a lot like baseball trading cards

Video Feature: Take A Civil War Trust History Hike

One of the biggest preservation stories of 2012 was the Civil War Trust’s purchase of 235 acres of the Gaines' Mill battlefield in Richmond, Virginia. The Trust builds such achievements on inspiring history hikes where experts introduce potential donors to unprotected “hallowed ground.” This video follows one of those hikes.

Civil War Trust Invades Richmond—25th Anniversary Celebration Of The People Behind 32,000 Acres Of Battlefield Preservation

Founders get award
The Civil War Trust's four day Annual Conference was held June 6th to 10th, 2012 in Richmond, Virginia, the perfect place to celebrate 25 years and the preservation of more than 32,000 acres of historic battlefields. This year's conference focused on their massive land preservation purchase at Gaines' Mill battlefield, where this weekend, ranger-led tours will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battle. The

Civil War Battlefield Parks In Richmond Backdrop To Civil War Trust's Annual Conference

The Civil War battlefield parks that surrounding Richmond, Virginia, will be a fitting backdrop to the Civil War Trust's annual conference set for June.

$4 Million Helps Acquire 385 Acres For Richmond National Battlefield Park

Four million dollars from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund bought at least 385 acres for Richmond National Battlefield Park, a purchase that preserves hallowed ground and is seen as economic development for tourism.

New Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park Now Open to the Public

There's now even more to see and do at Richmond National Battlefield Park—the area's newest unit known as Rural Plains is now open to the public. The area includes an 18th century house, civil war earthworks, a walking trail and interpretive information, and an interesting human interest angle.

Reader Participation Day: How Should National Parks Handle Overgrown Vistas?

How should national parks deal with vegetation that has grown up and, in some cases, altered landscapes or blocked views?

Vestiges Of The Civil War: Cold Harbor Battlefield

Picturesque stands of trees, rolling fields, and quiet hide the violence that swept across the Cold Harbor battlefield in early June 1864 as Union troops commanded by General Ulysses S. Grant met a staggering defeat in one of the bloodiest encounters of the war.

"History at Sunset" Programs at Richmond National Battlefield Park

Cannon on battlefield.
Summer days can be pretty warm in many parks, so the staff at Richmond National Battlefield Park has come up with a nice option: a series of evening guided walks and programs held every Saturday during the month of July.

Tredegar Ironworks: A Civil War Icon Preserved at Richmond National Battlefield Park

When the Confederate Army needed artillery, ammunition, or other weaponry, it turned to the Tredegar Ironworks in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. While many of the original buildings were lost to war and time, some remain. One, in fact, serves as a visitor center at the Richmond National Battlefield Park