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Cold Harbor Battlefield and Visitors Center

5515 Anderson Wright Drive, Richmond, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, USA  | More on: Cold Harbor »

On the night of May 31, 1864, both Union and Confederate forces converged on Old Cold Harbor, along the flat lowlands of the Chickahominy River. The following twelve days saw Grant's Army of the Potomac attacking the heavily entrenched line of the Army of Northern Virginia in what was one of the bloodiest battles in history. Although it was a great victory for Lee, he was never able to replace his losses in the field.


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From I-95 to 295 exit onto Route 156 north (Cold Harbor Road). Make a right-hand turn at the stoplight in order to remain on Route 156. Continue past Gaines Mill Battlefield. The Cold Harbor Battlefield is 0.5 mile farther.

Visitor Services

Information, public rest rooms, exhibits, gift shop, book store

Regular Events

Ranger programs offered daily during the summer season, June: Anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor. See online schedule for all event information.

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Daily: 9:00AM - 5:00PM



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