The Mariners’ Park Café / Open to the Public
Visit the Museum on Friday afternoon to enjoy lunch in the Mariners’ Park Café and stimulating Civil War discussion with renowned historian, John Quarstein. There is no charge to participate. Lunch will be available for purchase at the café!
After forcing Union General George McClellan’s retreat across the Virginia Peninsula, Confederate General Robert E. Lee strove to destroy the Federal army on July 1, 1862. Lee’s plan was poorly conceived and executed, resulting in heavy Confederate casualties. McClellan was able to escape to Harrison’s Landing. The Peninsula Campaign was now over, and Richmond had been saved from capture.