Richmond National Battlefield Park at Drewrys Bluff

Important Notices

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Description

This park is composed of a moist deciduous forest through which a surfaced trail leads to the ruins of a fort and a huge cannon, whose volleys stopped the Ironclad Ships, Monitor and Galena, of the Union Fleet. Although the park follows the south bank of the James River, there is no access to the river. The forest is composed of typical eastern species such as oak, hickory, maple, sweetgum, dogwood, and tulip trees. In it, one may find birds such as yellow-billed cuckoo, woodpeckers and other woodland species. At times, fruit-eating birds can be found in great abundance feeding on the berries of dogwoods, brambles, and other soft mast producers.

Directions

Physical Address: 7600 Fort Darling Road, Richmond, VA 23237

From I-95, take exit 64 for State Rte 613/ Willis Rd. Turn right onto Willis Rd. Turn right onto US-1 N/ US-301 N. Turn right onto Chester Rd., which turns slightly right and becomes Bellwood Rd. After passing under I-95, turn left onto Fort Darling Rd. and proceed  to the park entrance.

Location & Directions

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Site Information

  • Site Contact: 804-795-5019, kristen_allen@nps.gov
  • Website
  • Access: Free, Daily

Seasonal Bird Observations

Facilities

  • Interpretive Trail
  • Parking