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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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An extensive Battlefield Area

Give yourself at least two days to cover the main areas of the battlefield which is located in three locations. As usual, the National Park Service provides detailed information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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York, PA
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York, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Give yourself at least two days to cover the main areas of the battlefield which is located in three locations. As usual, the National Park Service provides detailed information and well-preserved battle sites to view and to appreciate the historic significance of the siege and battles of Petersburg. Highlights include The Crater, Fort Stedman, and Five Forks among numerous preserved... More 

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Sandwich, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Another poorly marked National Battlefield Site. Once you find the Visitor's Center (which does not have a GPS friendly address) you are on your way; UNTIL you try to get to 5 Forks. Big Hint: 5 Forks is NOT in Petersburg. The sites are well maintained (like The Crater) but it is SO spread out and so little help in... More 

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Armonk, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

just passing through, we enjoyed spending an hour or so , walking thru the museum, and driving to stop 8 on the driving tour where we visited the site of the Battle of the Crater- don't miss walking down to the tunnel. It's a great story. Convenient to I 295, only 3 or 4 miles.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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135 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Nicely maintained battlefield, the main focus is the Crater formed when Union coal miners dug a tunnel under the Confederate lines and touched off an explosion. At the last moment, Union generals decided NOT to employ the black units who had been specifically trained to make the assault, entrusting untrained regular units. What should have been a shortening of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Nice this is a park. Nicely done and helps give a picture of what happened in that time. Watch the video presentation at the visitor Center first. Glad I stopped on way through. Beautiful park to go walking.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an excellent location for a family trip to explore the historic region of the battles of the American history that the kids read about in school. They will get to walk on historic grounds that have read about, how neat is that.

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South Prince George VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The main battlefield is a must visit to see the Crater and it finishes near the entrance to the Old Blandford Church and Cemetary, another must-see. Be sure and visit the other sites of the Petersgburg Battlefield, including City Point and General Gran's Cabin. City Point was the second-largest seaport in the world during the time when supplies were being... More 

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OLYMPIA
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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