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Lee's Retreat

425 Cockade Alley, Petersburg, VA 23804
804 733 2400
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in Petersburg

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Springfield, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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/

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Petersburg, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

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Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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.

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Bristol, WI
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126 reviews 126 reviews
44 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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

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Chicago, Illinois
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531 reviews 531 reviews
204 attraction reviews
353 helpful votes 353 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

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