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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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We were able to visit the park and navigate through the self guided tours with ease. Great adventure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were able to visit the park and navigate through the self guided tours with ease. Great adventure.

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DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Petersburg National Battlefield offers Civil War buffs miles of walking or driving tours. There is a $5 car fee to take the tour but after paying it I only saw it as a means to give back to the park. The park takes you to several key locations where famous battles were fought along the march to protect Richmond from... More 

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Pottstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The siege that collapsed the Confederate Army is portrayed and brought to life here. So much happened here over a 9.5 month period and so many lives were lost - some so miserably and preventable. In the time it takes to create a human life, 70,000 lives were lost - so needlessly, brother against brother. Another dark period in our... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

While in the area, husband and I stopped. Walking trails were great on a beautiful sunny day. We are so fortunate to live so close to so many historic places. Very humbling to read about the battle and the Union March to overtake Richmond from the Confederate army. A must see while in the area.

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Visitor center has a short movie on the battle. The walking trail is very nice and has informative info stops along the way. You can see the cannons and ground works from the parking lot.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a must see when visiting Petersburg. Huge section of very nicely preserved Civil War era dirt forts and earthworks. Lots of nice walking trail too. Worth the price of admission to see the Crater and the Dictator (cannon) alone.

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MINNEAPOLIS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This site was very good. Combined with the ones in and around Richmond made the trip worth it. If you have the time, plan to spend several days in the area. The Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier are very good.

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Prince George, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a good opportunity to see a large battlefield and nice museum. Plan on doing a lot of walking if you want to see everything. You drive from site to site and don't want to miss the crater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Amidst the typically flat natural landscape, it's impossible not to note--even today--the mounds and trenches that were dug by Union and Confederate soldiers as they prepared for the final chapter in control of Petersburg. One can only imagine how hard the ground was ... how tired the men were ... and how intimidating it must have been to dig and... More 

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Give yourself at least two days to cover the main areas of the battlefield which is located in three locations. As usual, the National Park Service provides detailed information and well-preserved battle sites to view and to appreciate the historic significance of the siege and battles of Petersburg. Highlights include The Crater, Fort Stedman, and Five Forks among numerous preserved... More 

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