We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lee's Retreat

Address: 425 Cockade Alley, Petersburg, VA 23804
Phone Number: 804 733 2400
Website
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
85%
Ranked #10 of 18 things to do in Petersburg
Type: Trails, Historic sites, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Trails, Historic sites, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks

Hotels near Lee's Retreat

Write a Review

7 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    3
    3
    0
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
OLYMPIA
Top Contributor
343 reviews 343 reviews
103 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

As a history buff, I was really excited about following Lee's Retreat. What a novel idea to provide driving directions to locations where battles and skirmishes took place and then have radio broadcasts at those locations describing the events leading up to the battle. To my great disappointment, most of the radio broadcasts didn't work. If you take this trip,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Littleton, CO
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Enjoyed the drive and seeing the distance covered by these amazing men in the Confederate army. Drive gets a little long before you reach Appomattox, but good scenery and interesting history. Some of the radio broadcasts at the individual sites were not working. Fortunately, I had downloaded the texts of the broadcasts, so got the value from the stops.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Virginia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great drive into history. Felt Petersburg did not value its place in history and failed to commemorate 150th anniversary of Siege of Petersburg. Was this racially motivated?. The other sites on the way to Appomattox seemed more aware of the significance. Looking forward to returning to America and Lee's Retreat next year/

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chester, Virginia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
42 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Lees retreat covers the roadways, scenic stops and attractions from Petersburg and Richmond heading West to a dozen or more key stops. Its well marked and several locations have exhibits and other sights to visit. The parks associated with the retreat are a testament to the pride the local government and people of Virginia have in their heritage. Its been... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Virginia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Traveling, even if mostly by car, in the footsteps of Lee's retreat and the end of the Civil War is fascinating--not to mention, the countryside in that area is beautiful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bristol, WI
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
44 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I recently attempted to drive the Lee's Retreat route in reverse from Appomatox. The only guide I had was a standard road atlas and a route I traced from the Lee's Retreat website. The route is well marked with signs and the recorded information you get over your car radio helps you imagine what it must have been like. My... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
654 reviews 654 reviews
229 attraction reviews
429 helpful votes 429 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

One of the most interesting projects that the people who run Virginia Tourism came up with in recent years is Lee's Retreat. Before one of our trips to visit Civil War sites in Virginia, we read a story about the new initiative. The idea was to follow the entire route of the Army of Northern Virginia after the fall of... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

Travelers who viewed Lee's Retreat also viewed

 

Been to Lee's Retreat? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lee's Retreat staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?