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Colonial N ational ParkColonial

National Historic Park

P.O. Box 210, Yorktown

(757) 898-3400

Colonial National Historical Park (NHP) administers two of the most historically

significant sites in English North America. Jamestown, the first permanent

English settlement in North America in 1607, is administered jointly with

the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and Yorktown

Battlefield, the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War

in 1781.


National Battlefield

1539 Hickory Hill Road, Petersburg

(804) 732-3531

Petersburg, Virginia, became the setting for the longest siege in American

history when General Ulysses S. Grant failed to capture Richmond in the

spring of 1864. Grant settled in to subdue the Confederacy by surrounding

Petersburg and cutting off General Robert E. Lee’s supply lines into Petersburg

and Richmond. On April 2, 1865, nine-and-one-half months after the siege

began, Lee evacuated Petersburg.


National Battlefield

3215 East Broad Street, Richmond

(804) 226-1981

This battlefield park preserves more than 1,400 acres of Civil War resources

in nine units plus the main visitor center at the famous Tredegar Iron

Works. The Chimborazo Visitor Center houses a medical museum.


L. Walker National Historic Site

3215 East Broad Street, Richmond

(804) 771-2017

The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site commemorates the life of a

progressive and talented African American woman. Despite many adversities,

she achieved success in the world of business and finance as the first

woman in the United States to charter and serve as president of a bank.

The site includes her residence of thirty years and a visitor center detailing

her life and the Jackson Ward community in which she lived and worked.

The house is restored to its 1930’s appearance with original Walker family



Ridge Parkway

(828) 298 0398

The Blue Ridge Parkway, sometimes called “America’s Favorite Drive”,

provides both stunning scenery and close-up looks at the natural and cultural

history of the southern Appalachian mountains. It is designed as a drive-awhile

and stop-awhile experience, so don’t be in a rush when you visit. The

Parkway meanders for 469 miles and connects Shenandoah and Great Smoky

Mountains National Parks, providing ample opportunities for stops at overlooks,

picnic and camping facilities, trails, and wonderful cultural and natural




(540) 999-3402

Green Springs National Historic Landmark District encompasses over 14,000

acres in the western piedmont of central Virginia. It is a shallow basin

created by the erosion of a volcanic intrusion, geologic activity that

created the particularly fertile soil which has sustained farming for

almost three centuries. The homes and farms are a continuum of Virginia

rural vernacular architecture, reflective and respectful of their location,

preserved in their original context with little alteration. The district

is a rural cultural landscape of farms and houses best viewed from the

many public roads (some gravel) throughout the district. The National

Park Service holds only preservation and conservation easements on 6000

acres in the district (an additional 2000 acres of easements held by others).

All land uses are private and no public facilities are present. Please

respect private property.


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