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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

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Address: HC 64, Box 189, Hillsboro, WV 24946
Phone Number: 304-653-4254
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Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this...

Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this state park has beautiful mountain views and plenty of recreation opportunities.

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We have visited beautiful Droop Mountain Park several times when we have been in West Virginia. Today, there was a Civil War Reenactment happening. Very interesting to watch.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2015
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Zeeland, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This park has an amazing view and lots of history. The museum is open only seasonally so our history tour was quite limited. Makes for a nice, quick stop while in the area.

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Zeeland, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We have visited beautiful Droop Mountain Park several times when we have been in West Virginia. Today, there was a Civil War Reenactment happening. Very interesting to watch.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I discovered Droop Mountain several years ago while surfing the Internet to see if there were any Civil War battle sites in West Virginia, close to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs where we planned to stay for a few days. At the time, Droop Mountain was being renovated to turn it into a tourist destination... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to the park with little expectations and we enjoyed our time there. Civil war relics were interesting but really enjoyed the hiking in the park. We saw deer and salamanders. Kids enjoyed it

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a nice park. Rated as only a state park it would earn five stars in my book. However, this is meant to be preserved as a historic Civil War site. A battle significant for West Virginia took place here, but there is very little to see and do. There is a small museum near the ranger's quarters, and... More 

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Columbus Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped by here during a recent trip to Marlinton. We had visited that city before and somehow missed this during our last visit. I am a big Civil War buff, so we stopped by for about an hour on a friday afternoon. The highlights for me were a lookout with a beautiful view of the surrounding valley, and a... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Unless you are a real Civil War buff (which I am) or interested in West Virginia history, I wouldn't go too far out of my way to visit this site. The park is nice enough, with a very knowledgeable park ranger on hand, and it even has a picnic grounds. It is not very large as far as battlefields go,... More 

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Franklinton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I grew up near Gettysburg so I've always had a love and respect for Civil War parks. I knew little about Droop Mtn so I really enjoyed visiting. It was a great place for my wife and I to walk our two black labs, enjoy the views and pay our respects to the long lost soldiers on both sides. We... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Have gone here many times over the years but Superintendent Mike Smith has really brought a lot of improvements to the park. It is easy to walk on trails that mark the battle lines of both Union and Confederate forces. The museum is located in a small cabin and you will find a lot of stories to read and soldier... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was sort of disappointed at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park until my husband and I arrived Droop Mountain Firetower. Beautiful view, we were able to see miles away. It only takes about 10 minutes to see everything at overlook, but I could stay there for hours. If I knew the location of the tower earlier, I would have taken... More 

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