VISITING THE AREA? CHECK OUT Petersburg Area Regional Tourism FOR MORE INFO.
To volunteer at the Petersburg National Battlefield (PNB), contact:
PETE_Interpretation@nps.gov - (804)732-3571
Help Preserve Civil War History!
Annual Meeting, Award for Excellence, and
History in Your Backyard "Saving Local Battlefields" panel discussion.
Go to the ABOUT PAGE for: brief histories of several local forts - Bross, Clarke, Dushane, Emory, McMahon, and Siebert; an 1889 speech by Confederate veteran Simon Seward about his escape from a Union prison; coordinates to several historical markers that PBF has erected.
PBF VISION: To inspire and educate the public about the Petersburg Campaign of the Civil War, other local military battlefields and campaigns, and commemorations that shape the Petersburg region and contribute to the American story.
PBF MISSION: Leading a regional initiative to preserve, interpret, and promote the Campaign's diverse cultureal, historic, and natural resources in order to place them within the broader historical context connecting events and places, thus enabling current and future generations to better understand the relationships between military conflict and important social and political changes occuring in American history.