Where History Happened in Hanover


A battlefield, a circa 1725 home with a direct connection to Patrick Henry, a nature preserve: The Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains is a wonderful resource in the Richmond metro area. What our video Rural Plains: 300 Years of History in Hanover to learn more.

Enjoy a 1.25 mile walking trail at the Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains


The grounds of Rural Plains are open to the public from dawn to dusk daily. The park is pet friendly too! Be sure to always leash your pet and clean up after them.

The map below shows the park trail and where it intersects with Civil War era earthworks and fortifications. The trail includes a footbridge that crosses Totopotomoy Creek.



Lectures on the Lawn Speakers Series Returns June 2023!


Three back to back lectures June 1st, June 8th and June 15th take place on the grounds of Rural Plains. The events are free to the public-  bring a chair, your family and some snacks and enjoy the program! Visit our events calendar to learn more.



Eighteenth century home, Civil War battlefield, nature conservation site—the Totopotomoy Creek Battlefield at Rural Plains is all of these.

Passionate about history, nature & the outdoors? The Rural Plains Foundation is actively recruiting new volunteers.

Please give what you can to help us save Rural Plains for future generations.