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Garthright House

This 50-acre park, maintained and groomed with the help of the Cold Harbor Ruritans, surrounds the historically significant Garthright House. The property has numerous Civil War trenches and rifle pits as well as some picnic tables. This park features a paved, wheelchair-accessible one-mile passive trail system with interpretive signage regarding the Civil War. Park is open dawn to dusk year round. Richmond's story is not just the tale of one large Civil War battle, nor even one important campaign. Instead, the park's resources include a naval battle, a key industrial complex, the Confederacy's largest hospital, dozens of miles of elaborate original fortifications, and the evocative spots where determined soldiers stood paces apart and fought with rifles, reaping a staggering human cost. Open All Year, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Ranger programs offered daily during the summer seasonAddress: 5515 Anderson-Wright Drive, five miles southeast of Mechanicsville on route 156.Phone: (804)226-1981Closures: New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas DaySpecial Programs: June--Anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor. See our schedule of events page for special event information.Exhibits: Exhibits and artifacts on display. Electric map programs describe the 1862 Battle of Gaines' Mill and the 1864 battle of Cold Harbor.Available Facilities: Book store operated by Eastern National.

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