The National Park Service is turning 100! All year long the NPS has promoted the "Find Your Park" movement to encourage people to visit and connect with the wide variety of parks under the NPS. We are encouraging our readers to find their favorite parks by promoting the centennial events of some of the Civil War parks. Be sure to visit and check out some of these events and celebrate the NPS Centennial! For more on the Centennial and "Find Your Park" program visit findyourpark.com.
Summer hours at Richmond NBP:
Tredegar Visitor Center: Daily 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Chimborazo Medical Museum: Daily 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Cold Harbor Visitor Center: Daily 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Glendale/Malvern Hill Visitor Center: Wednesday-Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM with Ranger programs at Malvern Hill 3:00 PM
Fort Harrison Visitor Center: Wednesday-Sunday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Maggie L. Walker Visitor Center: Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Rural Plains: Opened by Rural Plains Foundation weekends 1:00-4:00 PM
July 16: Maggie L. Walker Birthday Celebration: Join us in celebrating Maggie L. Walker's 152nd birthday!
July 16 and 23: History at Sunset: Park Rangers delve into lesser-known sites and topics on these historical evening tours.
July 27: Gary Gallagher at Virginia Historical Society: In this special program, historian Gary Gallagher visits the topic of Confederate memory at the Virginia Historical Society. Co-sponsored by the National Park Service.
August 20: Find Your Ballpark: A special night at the Richmond Diamond highlighting the Centennial and Every Kid in a Park.
August 25 and 27: Special Founders' Day Events: Celebrate the 100th birthday of the NPS!
September 24-25: Fort Harrison Living History Weekend: Park rangers and living history volunteers offer special programs on the 1864 Battle of Fort Harrison.
October 1: Bio-Blitz: Join citizen-scientists from Richmond and document animals and plants on newly-acquired park sites.
October 1, 22, 29: Saturday Half-Day Hikes: Get active while learning about the fascinating history, flora and fauna of the Richmond Battlefields.
October 1-2: Second Street Festival: Celebrate the rich culture of Jackson Ward in this festival of music and food.
October 7-9: Richmond Folk Festival: This 12th annual event features internationally renowned folk musicians at Tredegar.
For more on these events, visit https://www.nps.gov/rich/index.htm