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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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Decent space ...... decent place

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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143 reviews 143 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Unfortunately I had very little time and crammed a lot of stuff into only a day and a half. We visited the Tredegar Iron Works Visitor Center, Chimborazo Medical Museum, Fort Harrison, Cold Harbor, Gaines Mill, and Malvern Hill. The Iron works is the main visitor center and is a must stop to begin your tour. They have a small... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There is nothing I can compare the battlefield tour with. There are so many stops representing so many different engagements in the battles around Richmond that just doing the driving tour is well worth your time. Add in excellent visitor centers and displays, this is a MUST for any Civil War aficionado.

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