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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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It is worth visiting to get a magnitude of this siege.

Being from the west coast, I had read about the battles leading up to and including the siege of Petersburg, but never in my imagination had I conceived just how big of an area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

Being from the west coast, I had read about the battles leading up to and including the siege of Petersburg, but never in my imagination had I conceived just how big of an area was covered until I visited this National Park. Start with the film at the visitor’s center then take the drive through the park. They have reconstructed... More 

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North America
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25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This place is a vast park it looks so green and peaceful very hard to believe it was ever a battlefield .they have a very good presentation in the museum well worth seeing it first .The battle plan and goals gives you an idea of why this is such an important civil war park . Do take a guided tour... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Historically accurate and user friendly - the siege of Petersburg is not as well known as Gettysburg, yet the history is important. Great pictures of the crater.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wonderful day visiting the park sites. Well maintained grounds and lots of history to discover. The short movie is a good start to build understanding of the area and battles.

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New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We spent a night at Petersburg on our way back from Florida to NY. The battlefield is pretty much the only attraction in the area. $5 entrance fee per car if you visit the Visitor Center. There they show you a film and display of artifacts from the war. You get a map and drive to the different stops on... More 

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Littleton, CO
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30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Easy for history to come alive here when you see the proximity to each other of the two sides' trenches. Walking the same ground as the men who fought here 10 years ago is humbling. The Crater is must-see.

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Denver, Colorado
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Petersburg represents the final crucial battle of the Civil War - a 10-month siege that cut off the supply lines to Richmond and forced the Confederates into surrender at Appomattox less than a week after the Union broke the South in this city. As a sprawling battle over a large area, the story is a little harder to tell concisely.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

One of the most interesting Civil War battlefield parks. Beautifully maintained and staffed by very helpful National Park service staff. The Rangers were excellent historians and storyters!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Visit the battlefield & drive & walk where the civil war soldiers toiled & died. The tunnel & crater where thousands perished remains & it is easy to visualize the day of the explosion & the battle. The video given prior to,the tour is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I was so unbelievably excited to see Petersburg. I just wanted to see the crater! My family and I purchased the driving tour cd which helped us a lot. It takes you to other stops than the regular tour takes you on. There are tons of forts and earthworks. We got to a huge fort and there was a park... More 

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