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“Great walking tour of battlesite” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
HC 64, Box 189, Hillsboro, WV 24946
304-653-4254
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Hillsboro
Type: State Parks
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Owner description: Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this state park has beautiful mountain views and plenty of recreation opportunities.
Lorain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“Great walking tour of battlesite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We hit this park on our Hillsboro/Marlinton trip. The hike (or drive) following a dirt path along the mountain ridge is easy and informative. Following along with the informational stops gives you a sense of feeling as to what happened during that battle. Let your imagination go while you are in the battlefield. The walk is about an hour depending on how many stops you make. The lookout tower is well worth the trip as the views are fabulous. We missed the museum as it was after Labor Day and it seems like almost no museums or visitors centers are open during the week. The Seneca Rocks Discovery Center was closed when we went there as well.

Visited September 2012
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DeLand, Florida
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“Civil War Site with annual re-enactment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The ranger is excellent, really knows his history and Indian lore -camping and picnic sites.150th anniversary of Battle of Droop Mountain in 2013-re-enactment

Visited October 2012
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Green Bank, West Virginia
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“history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Fabulous park filled with history!
If you enjoy civil war info and sites, this is for you. Pick a warm day and pack a picnic!

Visited November 2012
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Hillsboro, West Virginia
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“Beauty all around.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Lots to do and see at Droop Mt. There are some great hiking trails the look-out tower and a small museum. The park ranger is very friendly and knowledgeable. Try to catch the Civil War reenactment which is in October. They have tents and women in period dress, some tents sell food that would have been served during that time, and a few vendors selling memorabilia. The park also has plenty of picnic areas and playground for children (and adults).

Visited September 2012
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Charleston wv
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“Amazing views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

beautiful place to visit. View from tower is amazing. Walked overlook trail, which was a lot of fun. Would recommend marking trails with a few more signs and also placing a map on the outside of one of the main offices to show trail heads. Otherwise, beautiful walk, watched an eagle. lots of photo opportunities.

Visited October 2012
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