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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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A local historic teasure

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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98 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
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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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

OVERVIEW OF THE PARK Petersburg National Battlefield is not a single location since a series of battles took place around Petersburg over 9½ months in 1864 and 1865. There are two driving tours of the Eastern Front and Western Front that total about 33 miles. The main areas are Eastern Front Visitor Center, The Home Front/Old Town Petersburg, Western Front... More 

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Upstate NY
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Petersburg is not a battlefield in the sense of Gettysburg or Antietam. Most thoughts of a battlefield tend to be of open fields where an ebb and flow of charging soldiers advance and retreat. Petersburg is a chain of man-made trenches and fortifications designed to stand the test of an ongoing standoff, with sporadic fighting either to break the lines... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The "battlefield" is, in reality, a series of well-maintained, but largely empty fields and woods over which the armies of Grant and Lee ranged during the 9 1/2-month siege of the rail hub of Petersburg that was the beginning of the end of the Civil War. Not much to see and requires a well-developed "minds eye".

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

So much well preserved land and history!! Love coming here! Living in Gettysburg it is hard to find too many places that rival it for preservation of civil war battlefields but this one is fantastic. One of my favorites, especially to show the kids the crater after watching Cold Mountain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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