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Great Park and History Too

Newport News park has nice hiking trails under the shade of trees to escape from the hot sun... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Alan S
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Raleigh, United States
On the Trail

I stumbled up the information about this battle when I was visiting Newport News Park and hiking... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
jehenson81
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

Newport News park has nice hiking trails under the shade of trees to escape from the hot sun. There are numerous historical markers commemorating the Civil War battle at this site. The earthen works dug by the Confederate soldiers remains visible today.. Go for a...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

I stumbled up the information about this battle when I was visiting Newport News Park and hiking the White Oak Trail. There are two or three information stations and on the side of the lake over the bridge from the parking area, you can see...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Great part of history. Easy to get in/out & walk around. Peaceful & beautiful scenery. Would recommend this- enjoy picnic and just meander around enjoying weather/day.

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Reviewed December 30, 2016

A short walk with about four markers gives a quick history of the battle that took place here. Worth the stop if you are in the area. Staff at the visitors center was very helpful.

Thank TonyTTA
Reviewed September 27, 2016

The fortifications supporting Dam No. One are among the best preserved of any from the Civil War (officially termed by the U.S. Army the War of the Rebellion). While there was little about the Peninsula Campaign which affected the course or outcome of the long...More

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Reviewed June 8, 2015

The easiest way to get to this site is from the Newport News Park. The walking trail was marked and easy to follow, Well preserved fortifications from the battle and a very peaceful environment, considering what took place here. Worth finding when in the area.

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Well preserved fortifications - Hidden jewel. Well marked trails - good signs - quiet - Lots of deer.

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