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Richmond National Battlefield Park

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Address: 3215 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804-226-1981
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10 BATTLEFIELDS & 2 OTHER SITES

This national park should have had “Battlefield” in its name pluralized to Battlefields because Richmond National Battlefield Park encompasses ten battlefields and two more sites... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This national park should have had “Battlefield” in its name pluralized to Battlefields because Richmond National Battlefield Park encompasses ten battlefields and two more sites associated with the two campaigns for Richmond. They are: Chickahominy Bluff Battlefield, Fort Harrison Battlefield, Drewry's Bluff (Fort Darling) Battlefield, Glendale Battlefield, and Malvern Hill Battlefield---all in Richmond, plus Parker's Battery in Chester, plus Totopotomoy... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Like all Park Service battlefields they provide maps for touring and interesting displays, It has been said that Richmond is the largest open air Confederate museum aand when you see the area designated on the maps, you'll agree.

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hpt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Overall, this park is informative. It's open virtually everyday 9-4 or 430 with the exception of 1 Jan and Christmas. There is no fee..........but you can incur fees to park. I urge you to space out time & watch the film...its about 15 minutes and provides additional insight that will serve good for the kiddos in your group, this along... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The park service has done a great number with this park. There are so many events, battles, and miles to cover in Richmond and the park was able to make a map and list of the most important ones. The driving tour takes you through the Seven Days campaign and Cold Harbor. It can be hard to wrap your mind... More 

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Exton,PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Not as impressive as the new Gettysburgh museum, but a reasonable job of telling the civil war story from all sides.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I visit the many battlefield sites preserved by the National Park Service in the Richmond, Va area often. This is the 150th anniversary year of the apex of the Civil War fighting to take Richmond. The NPS does a wonderful job, not only of participating in the preservation of this sacred ground, but of interpreting those events in a way... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is one of the most comprehensive museums to the Civil War. Two staff are there to help you find victims killed in the war on the national register. There is 'sound' along with the displays and video is excellent

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The hospital,on this site handled thousand a of injured, & I'll from both sides; albeit, mostly Confederate. The scope of this site will amaze & humble almost anyone.

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Chester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Richmond National Battlefield Park actually covers a half a dozen park locations and all of which are phenomenal. Its a testimonial to the thousands who died to preserve it and those who perished abolishing the acts which were passed in the courthouses of the times. There was a hospital that housed 17000 confederates at one time to the hollowed... More 

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Before going out to the battlegrounds, visit the Civil War Visitor Center next to Tredegar iron Works. It is run by the US Forest Service. 2 interesting films and maps of the battlegrounds - all free. Drive out to fields - there are several. It's mostly just park and walk and look around and try to imagine the battles. The... More 

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