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Cold Harbor

May 31 - June 12, 1864

Hanover County, Virginia

The Cold Harbor battlefield is roughly 12 miles from Richmond and is a part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. The 50-acre park includes hiking trails and numerous Civil War trenches and rifle pits.

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Essential To-Do List:
Cold Harbor

Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.

Learn about the Bloody 8th on the Cold Harbor Walking Trail

Learn the story of the 8th New York Heavy Artillery on this walk through the Cold Harbor battlefield

Contemplate charging trenches at Cold Harbor

As you walk this battlefield, you may experience a taste of the dread and terror that Union soldiers felt as they advanced on the maze of Confederate earthworks.

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Plan Your Visit

Civil War Discovery Trail


9:00am - 4:30pm




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The Jefferson Hotel

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Williamsburg Inn

Regarded among the world’s greatest inns, the Williamsburg Inn is directly adjacent to the Historic Area.

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