Mechanicsville is an unincorporated area in Hanover County, Virginia. The area was originally settled by English colonists in the 17th century. Shelton House, built in the early eighteenth century, is one of the oldest structures in town. It is now one of the sites of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Mechanicsville was the site of many battles during the American Civil War, starting with the Battle of Beaver Dam Creek. Cold Harbor National Cemetery was established on the site of the American Civil War Battle of Cold Harbor. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Cold Harbor National Cemetery

Cold Harbor National Cemetery
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Cold Harbor National Cemetery in Mechanicsville, Hanover County, Virginia spreads over 1.4 acres and is the last resting place to 2,110 soldiers. The cemetery was established on the site of the American Civil War Battle of Cold Harbor fought in 1866. The bodies of fallen soldiers were collected from a 22-mile area, from the battlefields and field hospitals of Cold Harbor, Mechanicsville, Gaines's Mill, and Savage's Station. Another search for buried and unburied remains organized in 1867 yielded more than 1,000 additional full and partial skeletons. Only very few were identified. Due to the Cold Harbor cemetery space limitations, most were re-interred in the Richmond National Cemetery. The cemetery is now closed to further interments.

6038 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, Phone: 804-795-2031

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2.Archery Tag

Archery Tag
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Archery Tag is a unique sport developed a few years ago that is taking the word by the storm. It combines the strategic skillset of archery, the endurance and speed of dodgeball and the intensity of paintball into one great game. Players use special patented, foam-tipped arrows to “tag” their opponents but, unlike with paintballs, the arrows leave no bruising, or marks. Players dodge in and out of bunkers, tagging others while avoiding being tagged. Archery Tag® can be played individually or in small groups. This intense new sport can be enjoyed by players of any age and is great fun for unique parties. The game quickly became popular all over the world and only in the States there are 1309 Archery Tag locations. The location in Mechanicsville is one of two in the Richmond area.

8348 Ryegate Pl, Mechanicsville, VA 23111-5620, Phone: 804-453-8776

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3.Mexico Restaurant

Mexico Restaurant
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Mexico Restaurant is a small local chain of Mexican restaurants in Richmond, Virginia established in 1990. The family business is known for providing fresh Mexican food in a friendly, festive atmosphere. Their Mechanicsvile location is a cheerful, spacious and bright cantina with long communal tables and cozy private booths in its indoor dining room. Guests’s favorite dining spot is a large outdoor terrace with a pergola smothered in flowers. The menu is diverse and extensive and offers all the favorite Mexican dishes, including a range of vegetarian options and specials just for kids. Monday is a Family Night and kids eat for free and Tuesday is $1 taco night.

7162 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, Phone: 804-559-8126

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4.Gus' Italian Café and Sports Bar

Gus' Italian Café and Sports Bar
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Located in Hanover Square, Mechanicsville, Virginia, Gus’s Italian Café and Sports Bar is a popular family operated restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Gus’s offers a large range of freshly made food, a fully stocked bar and 16 TVs on which to watch your favorite team. Cozy and friendly, the restaurant is dominated by a large bar on one side and a line of comfortable private booths on another. Friday nights are reserved for live music and Saturdays are karaoke nights. The menu is large and includes something for everyone, but most guests come for Gus’s special pizzas. Long list of starters and baskets offer perfect options for game nights when you want to share the meal with friends.

7358 Bell Creek Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, Phone: 804-730-9620

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5.Sportspage Bar and Grille

Sportspage Bar and Grille
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Sportspage Bar & Grille in Mechanicsville was established in 2006 and is one of three bars in this local chain in Richmond. The lively and spacious spot has more than 55 high definition flat screen TVs and 15 booths with their own TVs, so guests can choose what they want to watch. There is a great kids’ game room with 12 popular games to keep them entertained while parents are watching the game or having fun with friends over a few beers. There is a back room that can accommodate large parties, a large outdoor patio and pool tables. The place is very popular with families, for its great atmosphere but also for the large menu that offers a bit of everything. The most popular dishes are their half pound fresh angus beef burger and the best chicken wings in town.

8319 Bell Creek Rd # N, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, Phone: 804-559-4700

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