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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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Castle Rock, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Nicely done exhibits and tours. When I visited a Civil War re-enactment group was preparing for an exercise. Fascinating process to watch.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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114 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

First, it is very important to point out that there are multiple sites in the Petersburg National Battlefield Park. Most everyone goes to the main park and visits the Crater, where the Union soldiers dug a long (500+ feet) tunnel beneath the Confederate fort, but then were trapped in resultant crater and shot like fish in a bowl. We went... More

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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The replicas of the fortifications in the eastern approach are very educational. The crater stop on the eastern tour must be seen to understand the horror of this war. Also, in the National Park visitor center, you must see what happened when two bullets collided in the Crater battle. Unreal!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the few battlefields I have not visited. To my surprise I found this battlefield well maintained and easy to follow self guided tours. The eastern front part of the siege of Petersburg was very interesting as the union troops jockeyed for ground at both Ft. Stedman and the "Crater". If you really want to soak it all in... More

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Macon, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a rainy/over cast day. We had to run into the wood to get away from the rain. lol. But it was very educational. Would recommend someone to go. $5 to tour.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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258 attraction reviews
420 helpful votes 420 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I visited the Eastern Front portion of the Petersburg National Battlefield Park for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of the Crater. They had several special events on Saturday which highlighted the battle and the siege in general. Since they expected a large number of visitors the park was closed to private vehicles. Visitors were bused to the park from... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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73 attraction reviews
565 helpful votes 565 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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