The Chesterfield Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia offers a guided driving tour of the Civil War battle sites that played a major role in the 1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. beginning at Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd.
This tour will allow participants to visit Dutch Gap at Henricus to learn about the construction of a canal intended to bypass Confederate artillery batteries, a discussion of the battle of Trent’s Reach, the site of the first Confederate defense of Richmond, Drewry’s Bluff and Point of Rocks, site of a Union hospital and Union General Benjamin Butler’s headquarters.
Cost of this tour is $15 and registration is via PayPal at www.chesterfieldhistory.com. Transportation provided. Space is limited. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring water and snacks. For more information, call 804-751-4946.
The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia is a non-profit 501c3 organization that serves as the center for Chesterfield County history. Its mission is to collect, preserve, promote and interpret the County’s unique past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChesterfieldHistory