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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

HC 64, Box 189, Hillsboro, WV 24946
304-653-4254
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Ranked #4 of 8 attractions in Hillsboro
Type: State Parks
Owner description: Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this state park has beautiful mountain views and plenty of recreation... more » Owner description: Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this state park has beautiful mountain views and plenty of recreation opportunities. « less
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florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Bring a picnic lunch, climb the TOWER for awesome views. There wasn't alot to do here but it's right on the main highway and affords a great view of the area. Bring a quilt and a picnic lunch to enjoy under the shade of the huge trees.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We came after about 5-7 inches of fresh snow fall and with a wind chill factor below zero. The road to tower was closed. We parked at a closed entrance and hoofed it to the lookout tower. Well worth the bitter cold walk with cranky kids. The loved the tower. Luckily there are bathrooms there too! Places to picnic and... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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173 reviews 173 reviews
60 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Loved this very scenic state park and droop mountain scenery, greater view if you climb the not too high TOWER to top and look out.......beautiful fall colors throughout park

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Very interesting! There are several trails to hike and very nice picnic areas. The view from the tower is beautiful! The museum is small, but very informative! You can spend most of the day if you like to hike and have a picnic!

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Lorain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We hit this park on our Hillsboro/Marlinton trip. The hike (or drive) following a dirt path along the mountain ridge is easy and informative. Following along with the informational stops gives you a sense of feeling as to what happened during that battle. Let your imagination go while you are in the battlefield. The walk is about an hour depending... More

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DeLand, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The ranger is excellent, really knows his history and Indian lore -camping and picnic sites.150th anniversary of Battle of Droop Mountain in 2013-re-enactment

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Green Bank, West Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Fabulous park filled with history! If you enjoy civil war info and sites, this is for you. Pick a warm day and pack a picnic!

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Hillsboro, West Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Lots to do and see at Droop Mt. There are some great hiking trails the look-out tower and a small museum. The park ranger is very friendly and knowledgeable. Try to catch the Civil War reenactment which is in October. They have tents and women in period dress, some tents sell food that would have been served during that time,... More

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Charleston wv
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

beautiful place to visit. View from tower is amazing. Walked overlook trail, which was a lot of fun. Would recommend marking trails with a few more signs and also placing a map on the outside of one of the main offices to show trail heads. Otherwise, beautiful walk, watched an eagle. lots of photo opportunities.

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St Albans
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Large parking lot for several cars. The view over the valley from the top of the tower. Battlefield markers along the road that you can read from your car.

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