Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia

MIssion:   to collect, preserve, interpret and promote the county’s  past  for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations

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 Guided Civil War Tours

 

Civil War Guided Tours: Registration and payment required at least one week in advance. Wear comfortable walking shoes. To register , use the PayPal buttons shown below or for details contact Bryan Truzzie at 804-751-4946.  Tours are on Fridays,  10 a.m. – noon   $8 per person

Historic Point of Rocks Guided Tour

Visit Historic Point of Rocks and learn about the Union hospital established here where Clara Barton served. Walk the ground where President Lincoln visited in 1865. View federal fortifications and learn why this location played a major role in the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Wear comfortable shoes. Tour meets in maintenance parking lot at Dodd Park.

R. Garland Dodd Park, 201 Enon Church Road

May 28

Historic Point of Rocks Guided Tour-R. Garland Dodd Park
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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  

Ware Bottom Battlefield Pk Tour - 1600 Old Bermuda Hundred Road
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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

Battle of Drewry's Bluff Tour - 7600 Fort Darling Road
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