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Richmond National Battlefield Park

3215 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA
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Ranked #22 of 99 attractions in Richmond
Type: National Parks, Historic Sites
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Petersburg, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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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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Alton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Visitor's Center is in the historic Tredegar Iron Works where much of the ordinance for the Confederacy was manufactured. The exhibits are marvelous. It gives the visitor a good understanding of the Civil War campaigns around Richmond.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

To understand the full scope of this National Park, begin your visit with the movie which recounts the battles which took place around Richmond at the beginning of the Civil War and the lead-up to its conclusion. The displays and exhibits in the museum, thereafter, will be more meaningful. Along with the Civil War information much of this site centers... More

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Elyria, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The visitor center for Richmond NBP is in the historic Tredegar Iron Works building. The rangers and volunteer staff on site know their material and are very helpful. The site is in the midst of the canal walk area. Unfortunately, the lack of proper funding for our National Parks shows up in the poor condition of many of the out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

we primarily visited cold harbor site which had a very nice loop drive with decent signage and best of all, no one else around near dusk, except the spring peepers which were most welcome... and some deer and turkeys... the quiet enhances the attraction... my civil war novice lady friend gained some knowledge which prompted her to tap the vast... More

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There are a great number of sites administered by the NPS in and around Richmond Virginia. We made our first visit to Tredegar Iron works and the Chimborazo hospital site, and some of the battle sites as well. It was all great. The park staff and volunteers provide excellent information.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We drove around the grounds of cold harbor, and learnt a bit more about the history of this battle. The NBP sites are always remarkably calm and peaceful a great contrast to the carnage and utter destruction that took place and is remembered.

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