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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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Description: 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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A must for Civil War enthusiast

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Franklinton, North Carolina
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Columbus Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
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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Red House, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a quick break at Droop Mt. Would recommend using the other entrance from rt. 219 instead of main entrance if only interested in tower. Very narrow road if coming to tower from main entrance. Lots of information signs on that road, May want to walk if possible. Did not go to museum.

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Enjoyed the tower and seeing the fall colors of October. The scenery is beautiful from the tower. We got some wonderful pictures from the view.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We only ventured to the lookout tower but really enjoyed reading about the history of this mountain and the role that it played during the Civil War. Next visit we will see the rest of the park.

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Sharonville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The title says it all. You must take a trip up to the observation tower. You will be blown away by the view of the mountains. It almost made me dizzy!

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This place is just natural therapy! Just sit there and be, take a look around, feel the history. We have a family reunion every year across the street and we always go to tower and just run around the park. I miss it already. If you are a traveler, go, if you are a local, I hope you know what... More 

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Address: HC 64, Box 189, Hillsboro, WV 24946
Phone Number: 304-653-4254
Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Hillsboro

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