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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

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Address: 1539 Hickory Hill Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804-732-3531
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First visit of a great site

I've driven thru Petersburg several times over the years but never stopped. This time I took the time.Well worth every minute. Visited the staff at each visitor center (eastern... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I've driven thru Petersburg several times over the years but never stopped. This time I took the time.Well worth every minute. Visited the staff at each visitor center (eastern and western fronts) Both were friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful.

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Deltona, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Petersburg was the first stop on a week long vacation of visiting Civil War battlefields along the I-95 corridor. Over the years, my wife and I usually go out of our way to schedule our visiting times to National Parks to coincide with ranger tours/talks. This is because almost all ranger talks/tours we have attended have been very worthwhile and... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I went here because I wanted to see the various stops on the Eastern Front driving tour. The stops at Fort Stedman and the Crater were well maintained and outstanding! The monuments to the soldiers that fought the Battle of the Crater are lovely. This is a gigantic national park and the visitor center has a very good short film... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Although the welcome center was under repair, the park ranger was helpful and gave us good info on what to see. The video gave us a broad outline of the siege that happened here. Nothing I learned in school. Visited downtown as well with added highlights.

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Nanuet, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you're touring the sites of the park, be sure to stop first at the Eastern Front Visitors' C enter for an overview of the history of the siege. The driving tour is well-organized and easy to follow. Grant's Headquarters at City Point is a little out of the way but worth the time.. If you're planning on staying in... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

on the fringes of large city with many views marred by modern buildings and road noise, not much in way of informative signage especially when you consider the duration of the seige and the multiple battles in this last stand for the army of northern virginia and robert e. lee, thankfully for my companion I knew the whole history but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Living nearby, I often travel to the battlefield and linger in a different area of the park each visit in order to explore it a little deeper. Reading the accounts of what took place all those years ago, how it moldered history, the countless lives and limbs that were lost...it sends a chill threw me every time. Take time to... More 

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Norton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Park Ranger Ron Wilson was very kind to allow us in at dusk and wait as we check out some of the sights of this Civil War Battlefield. Definitely a must see if you are looking to learn more.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We saw an Eagle fly out of its nest at Stop 5 - There's a large old tree-fall about a half-mile behind the stop. The Eagles hang in that area. The Park Rangers were very knowledgeable, as well as most accommodating and extremely pleasant and courteous. I wish I had noticed the name of the young lady ranger on duty... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Our final stop on our tour of civil war sites. The film at the visitors center was very informative. Lots of open areas to view and walk through. Another piece of our history.

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Additional Information about Petersburg National Battlefield Park

Address: Address: 1539 Hickory Hill Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804-732-3531
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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