Civil War Tours 

We invite you to join us for our Civil War Tours.  Come learn about the history of your community. Preregistration and payment required for these tours. You can register with Paypal, using the button located below the workshop description.  Mail check payments via US Postal service to, 10111 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, Va 23832 or call Gina Love .  For program details call: Bryan Truzzie, 804-751-4946 or truzzieb@chesterfield.gov

Far right: Bermuda Hundred, Middle: Battery Dantzier, Far left: Point of Rocks.

To register visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com. Details: Bryan Truzzie, 804-751-4946.  Registration and payment required at least one week in advance. Wear comfortable walking shoes. 

Fridays,  10 a.m. – noon   $8 per person

 

Ware Bottom Battlefield Tour   NEW

Take a walking tour and discover the history surrounding the impact of the civil war in Chesterfield County. Learn about one of the most decisive engagements in 1864 and view some of the most preserved fortifications. Learn about the impact of Ware Bottom Church once located close to the site and the impact that had on the battle.

Ware Bottom Battlefield Park, 1600 Old Bermuda Hundred Road

June 11     

Battle of Drewry’s Bluff    NEW

On May 15, 1862, a Federal flotilla led by the ironclads USS Monitor and USS Galena attempted to force its way past the Confederate fort at Drewry’s Bluff. The Federals were turned back after a three hour battle and Richmond was never again seriously threatened by a water- based attack. Take a walking tour and discover why this site was called the Gibraltar of the Confederacy.

Drewry’s Bluff, 7600 Fort Darling Road

July 9

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