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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 attraction reviews
477 helpful votes 477 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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
54 helpful votes 54 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have been to many Civil War Battlefield and this one is yet another example of an excellent civil war presentation. Well laid out, well presented and very clean. We plan to go again.

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Montana City, Montana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

If you have any interest at all in the civil war, this is a very worthwhile battlefield to visit. We spent a half day there and learned lots of details about the Siege of Petersburg that were fascinating.

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Leavenworth, Kansas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

One of the more interesting and well preserved battlefields that I've visited. "The Crater" is still quite visible, and really gives you an idea of the size of the explosion that must have rocked the town & Lee's men. One of my favorite areas was the recreation of the earthworks and forts that the men would build up for themselves... More

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Newberry, South Carolina
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50 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The tour of the house and grounds at City Point along the confluence of the James and Appomattox rivers in Hopewell is an good addition to your tour of Civil War sites in and around the Richmond area. City Point was Grant's headquarters during the siege at nearby Petersburg. The site no longer has the vast warehouses, hospitals, and rail... More

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