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.

Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park

Review Highlights
Great battlefield park

This is a very well explained battlefield. There are many signs explaining what happened here. The... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2019
via mobile
Hillman house 10/10

Our third visit to this historic place. Great museum with some excellent articles on show a... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2018
Durham, United Kingdom
Read all 43 reviews
All photos (33)
All photos (33)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“blood stains”(5 reviews)
“driving tour”(7 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
6541 Saylers Creek Rd, Rice, VA 23966-2000
Improve This Listing
Reviews (43)
Filter reviews
43 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews blood stains driving tour confederate army major battle civil war history lee's retreat both sides visitor's center union forces general lee appomattox surrender petersburg stops visitors information paintings
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 43 reviews
Reviewed April 9, 2019

Went to this particular Battlefield due to the amount of history that happened on the land. Must visit the Hillman house. They had period dress and everything was set up for the "scene". The house was taken over by the army to heal the wounded....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Christyles13
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

This is a very well explained battlefield. There are many signs explaining what happened here. The visitor center has great exhibits and a nice gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VirginiaLover17
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Our third visit to this historic place. Great museum with some excellent articles on show a interactive video show. Great staff on duty at each visit. Previous twice we were unable to see inside Hillman house, this time we wsre luck. Small group of people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 167Dave8
Reviewed December 12, 2018

We were visiting friends that have property that includes Little Sayler’s Creek. We became interested in the area’s history as visiting Canadians. We were-told that the most definitive battle of the was was fought in this area and many soldiers fled through our friends’ property...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Patricia F
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by the amount of the battlefield that has been preserved, the well maintained visitor center, the museum and its content and most of all, being able to meet and talk to Chris Calkins. Chris has authored several books on Lee’s Retreat and is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 934chuckp
Reviewed September 30, 2018

One of the smaller battlefields but significant in the war. The museum was one of the better ones. Enjoyed the video that was displayed on two cut out soldiers, made to appear like they were doing the talking. The driving tour is short and easy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bobbie201
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here quick to stretch our legs and give the young kiddos a break. Unfortunately the visitors center was closed due to the 4th of July. So I can’t say much for its information.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Grussingtravels
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We were directed here by an intern at Appomattox Courthouse NHS. It is a very nice state park with an outstanding museum and visitor center. Though the museum is small, it is comprehensive and well organized. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Surprisingly,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jim C
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I enjoyed traipsing through the house, visitor's center, and the graveyard. It stops you and makes you think about how people lived and died back in those days. Very interesting history.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ncc17lu
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Excellent easy walk through history. The battlefield tells the story of this important event in American history without commentary and judgment.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jsn1312018
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Hampton Inn Farmville
578 reviews
7.92 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Farmville
10 reviews
7.93 miles away
Hotel Weyanoke
126 reviews
9.05 miles away
Tru by Hilton Farmville
152 reviews
9.50 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
Mimmo's Italian Restaurant & Grille
28 reviews
7.70 miles away
Yoder's Market
18 reviews
8.87 miles away
Hillside Family Restaurant
12 reviews
7.33 miles away
Uptown Cafe
116 reviews
8.91 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Sandy River Outdoor Adventures
245 reviews
6.28 miles away
High Bridge Trail State Park
130 reviews
8.27 miles away
Robert Russa Moton Museum
25 reviews
9.22 miles away
Bear Creek Lake State Park
78 reviews
16.36 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines