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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

1539 Hickory Hill Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803
804-732-3531
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Driving tour was well planned and easy to follow of all battlefields and squirmishes during the Siege on Petersburg.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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241 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. As we drove through the park and stopped at the various sites highlighted on the map we gained a new appreciation of what the men and women encountered during the siege of this vital town and railroad during the war.

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Madison, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've been here several times, the most recent for the 150th anniversary of the Crater. Obviously the Crater is the highlight of the Petersburg park and is certainly worth seeing, even for those not into civil war history. If you have the time go do the whole Eastern and Western battlefield tours and the Five forks tour to get the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This 'Point' is on the Rapphannock River close to Petersburg and was General U.S. Grants headquarters for the grueling nine month 'Siege' of Petersburg. President Lincoln visited along with Mary Todd Lincoln. The President stayed for three months. This was the final push to end the war by cutting off the supply train lines to the North. It is not... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
68 attraction reviews
562 helpful votes 562 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You really have to be into history, specifically Civil War history, to enjoy this place. You drive around the battlefield, which is a huge field, and stop in certain places to see a monument or cannon or the brick remains of something apparently important. The ground themselves are very pretty and I saw a lot of locals using it as... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My family and I did not plan on stopping at Petersburg National Battlefield but we are sure glad we did. Host of the infamous Battle of the Crater, this park features a self guided driving tour spanning the Eastern and Western fronts. Traveling with my 2 year old, we were able to do the Eastern Front and look forward to... More

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We enjoyed our brief time here. It was near closing time at the visitor's center so we got our brochure and information on how to see the Crater, which is why we came. (I had an ancestor who fought here). The man was very helpful both before and after our visit. He explained about a neat thing they are doing... More

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Williamsburg, VA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our visit to the Park (as part of an organized tour group) started on a sour note with our stop at Grant’s Headquarters at City Point. The Park Ranger’s presentation was rambling and irrelevant at best, and offensive at worst. Nothing about the architecture of the Eppes house, the occupants (except that they “ran away” as Grant’s army was approaching),... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very easy to get to and well preserved Civil War Battlefield. There is a minimal cost but worth the historical drive

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Oakisland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Like millions of other travelers on the interstate 95 corridor, we would take the bypass around Richmond. On our trip north this year, we vowed to stop at the petersburg national battlefield. The exit is well marked and the main visitor center was easily located. We were somewhat underwhelmed by the very modest facility. Upon entry we were greeted by... More

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