Thanks to many devoted citizens and businesses, we now have a place to tell the story of our nation’s beginning. With our historic Battlefield Park and trails open to the public, we have a steady flow of guests visiting daily. The historic Battlefield Park serves as a tribute to the history of the Battle of Great Bridge.
In the Spring of 2007, the Daughters of the American Revolution were instrumental in placing a large stone monument on the future historic park site to commemorate the Patriot soldiers that fought for our freedom. This monument is visible from Battlefield Boulevard, as well as from the Intracoastal Waterway. They have also kindly donated granite benches to surround the monument. The Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways History Foundation is thankful for the continued efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
For the over 10,000 boaters who travel our Intracoastal Waterways yearly, we replaced our docking pier thanks in part to a generous donation from the Virginia Port Authority.
The Park is also home to an Interpretive Historic Pathway, an Outdoor Amphitheater, a Recreation of the Causeway from 1775, a Family Picnic Area, and a future monument to the British troops that lost their lives during the battle.
The footbridge project, courtesy of Dominion Energy, is the starting point of the Waterway Trail North Loop.
The Dominion Footbridge leads to Local Eagle Scout Adam Hill's viewing tower, which provides an uninterrupted view of the marsh, similar to what people in the 1700's would have seen in Great Bridge.