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Cold Harbor Battlefield Park

5515 Anderson-Wright Dr., Mechanicsville, VA 23111
+1 804-226-1981
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A small but important part of the Cold Harbor battlefield

The Battle of Cold Harbor is often described as the battle both sides wanted to forget. The Union... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim Z
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
Reflective hike

Easy trails that are well marked and maintained. There are signs throughout that explain some of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Coleen P
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Virginia
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5515 Anderson-Wright Dr., Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Battle of Cold Harbor is often described as the battle both sides wanted to forget. The Union forces wanted to forget the battle because of the massive losses in the last day so the battle. The Confederates wanted to forget the battle because of...More

Thank Jim Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy trails that are well marked and maintained. There are signs throughout that explain some of the history of the park. Seeing the trenches along the paths is definitely a somber moment.

Thank Coleen P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Toured the Cold Harbor battlefield this morning. Before and after we had so much information with the NPS guide Nathan, it added so much to our visit. We walked the full trail, blue white and yellow in about an hour and it is a great...More

Thank smallfootstep
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for civil war buffs!! You can tour by car or walk! Park rangers are friendly and are a wealth of knowledge. You'll find some local folks around the area that had relatives fight here and are gladly willing to share!

Thank Kerkan13
Reviewed 11 April 2017

great story with pics and videos has a walk and views that bring history alive have walking shoes there is a lot so take in

Thank atc4114
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Visited here on a quick trip to Richmond with the wife. I love Civil War history and this place is full of it. Such a sacred place to visit. The park it kept natural and the entrenchments are very well preserved. It is a quiet,...More

Thank sailor11101
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The Visitors Center is bare bones; you'll find a ranger inside and maps that show 3 different hiking paths. In season most would be shaded. We took the blue trail and found the placards and earthworks sobering. Eighteen hundred soldiers were killed or wounded over...More

Thank DPD123
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We love walking the trails here even in the snow. Our dog is off leash trained and this has always been an awesome place to take her walking. Though slippery in many places we even enjoy walking here in the snow.

Thank DEMetcalf
Reviewed 4 March 2017

One of my favorite things about living in Virginia is the rich history behind it, particularly the battlefields and trails. Like other reviewers have said, the trails are just beautiful and really do give you a humbling aspect of what life was like for the...More

1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This small park preserves portions of the much-larger battlefield. Stop at the interpretive center and get the free map showing the loop roads and trails. Hundreds of earthworks/trenches and gun positions remain to be seen from the car. Stop and view the few monuments to...More

1  Thank mcdh4561
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