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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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Super Interesting!!!

This park was super interesting!! There's a museum which was small but very well done. The display at the Crater was really very well done. I would recommend walking down to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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English first
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85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park was super interesting!! There's a museum which was small but very well done. The display at the Crater was really very well done. I would recommend walking down to the mine entrance. It gives you a feel for how long they had to dig. The Rangers were very nice and extremely knowledgeable.

Thank Wic808
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is beautiful in the fall. They have a great video on the war. Our children loved posing around the cannons!

Thank heather w
Petersburg, Virginia, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and hadn't been on a tour of the property since High School. That being almost 45 years for me. There was some construction at the visitors center and finally learned how to get in. The price for self guided tour was reasonable. Off on tour we visited all sites which we're easily accessed. Being native Petersburgers we didn't... More 

Thank 357Black
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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101 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My great grandfather fought at Petersburg and was so proud of his service as we have pictures of him in his uniform and organizations he was a member of. We wanted to go to see the area where he fought so we decided to visit on a nice fall day. The Visitors center is small but has important artifacts to... More 

Thank Virginiagirl_12
Richmond, Virginia
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155 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Apparently even at a sacred place on southern soil honoring the sacrifices made by tens of thousands of American soldiers and civilians during the longest campaign of the Civil War, it's inappropriate to display even one Confederate Battle Flag. Not one from any state or the one so many politically-correct, history-ignorant people refer to as just the Confederate flag. Not... More 

2 Thank dspenard
Branchburg, New Jersey
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157 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

very nice park. Well set up. I appreciate all the paved paths in the park. A lot of good informational signs everywhere. The best is where they have an example of the fortifications plus you get to see the crater.

Thank Denarii
Stoystown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We stopped at the visitor center at this battlefield along our trip. The staff was very friendly and very well informed. The movie there was very thought provoking and the driving tour was very well done. The crater was really made you reflect on so many aspects of this war.

1 Thank Betts426
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31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Along with the great history, this park has many miles of trails for hiking, walking and running. I ran the trails almost daily while training for a half marathon. One of the only places locally where it felt safe to run 10+ miles. The trails are fairly well maintained, you'll want to watch your step to avoid tree roots in... More 

Thank lemartin96
Northern California
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We explored the visitor center and hiked the trail to the big cannon. Then we drove the route to the crater site. The grounds are well maintained and the walking paths are nice. Worth a visit if you like civil war history.

Thank borntotravel60
Sydney, Australia
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255 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This place has that spooky feel of the suffering and misery the troops went through during the Civil War, the land is the same and the signposts and interpretations are excellent, gives you a feel for what is really a stupid activity but then these stupid events mark history and create the country that is today. It is really well... More 

Thank Margaret C

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