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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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Great visitor center movie and displays

We went here while my son was stationed at Fort Lee. Great museum and presentation of what happened during the civil war and it's ending.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went here while my son was stationed at Fort Lee. Great museum and presentation of what happened during the civil war and it's ending.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I do intend to return to Petersburg and its National Park. This park has a great visitor center. It has a short film on the Civil war and a small museum with an excellent layout plus coloring table for kids. We purchased the Drive through CD and managed to stop at 3 stops inside the Park. The kids, ages 5... More 

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Prince George, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lots of history in Petersburg. Great place to learn about the civil war ,our history and ancestors. Love to ride bikes thru and read all the markers

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Petersburg National Battlefield Park, located about 25 miles south of Richmond, doesn't command the notoriety reserved for Gettysburg or Vicksburg or Antietam but it is one of our favorites places because there is so much to see, in the town and on the battlefield. On our most recent visit, we traveled from Williamsburg, crossed the James River at Hopewell and... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a hauntingly beautiful place. The museum inside the visitor center did a good job giving the visitors background to the longest siege of the Civil War (over 9 months!). Then, you drive and stop along the different sites to walk the battlefields. It you are tight on time, I recommend focusing on the following sites: #3 (experience the... More 

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

There is renovation at the Visitors Center and you have to walk completely around the building to get inside. Don't think you can rush thru because there is a lot of walking in addition to the construction. The guides are very helpful and don't miss the museum on the second floor which is included in the parking fee. The Battlefield... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I stopped in here and had a wonderful experience. The movies at is shown is a wonderful piece of history. The shop is well stocked with historical artifacts that I was able to purchase for my grandchildren. I highly recommend going to the Petersburg National War Museum if for nothing more than to look at the monuments.

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Prince George, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Its a nicely kept battlefield area but the park service has little money to maintain and improve the museum and gift shop area. This was a very important place and central to any Civil War visit here. They have also taken all the Confederate flags out of the park which is outright censorship by the US government. Very sad indeed

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Be sure to purchase the driving tour CD at the Eastern Front Visitor Center and you will get a detailed tour of the battlefield including The Crater. The tour can be extended to the Western Front and to Hopewell (City Point) and Five Points. Plan to spend an entire day or two half days. Worth the time and purchase.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best earthworks (much better than Cold Harbor)! On Eastern Front driving tour, stop by stop #1 (Confederate Battery 5) located behind the visitor centor to see the "Dictator," a very large mortar ... it's about a 1/4-mile walk along a paved loop trail. And don't miss stop #3 (Conderate Battery 9) as it features examples of log cabins that were... More 

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