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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

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Address: Box 189 HC 64, Hillsboro, WV 24946-9719
Phone Number: 304-653-4254
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Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this...

Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this state park has beautiful mountain views and plenty of recreation opportunities.

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Tranquility in a Civil War Setting

My wife and I stopped at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park on our vacation at Snowshoe in West Virginia. This is a free attraction which features a winding road through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gary S
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Steep Falls, Maine
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Steep Falls, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park on our vacation at Snowshoe in West Virginia. This is a free attraction which features a winding road through the site of a battle that occurred here in 1863. We enjoyed a picnic lunch in a quiet, tranquil setting -- certainly much different than what would have occurred here... More 

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Arlington, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like civil war history, this is a nice, compact park to see. The short drive through the densely wooded battlefield has informational markers at many locations. Culminating at the lookout, which offers striking views of the valley below. It also tells the tale of WV in the civil war, the state borne out of the conflict.

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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place! Everything is well marked. We got a great history lesson. The battles came to life. I'd love to go again.

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Marysville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful forested area rich with Civil War history. There is a small museum, soldiers grave sites, cannon and several trails, which are worth hiking. There is a lookout tower at the end of the road which opens up to a panoramic view of the mountains and valley. Picnic areas and a small playground are there as well.... More 

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Charleston, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We enjoyed looking out so high in the air. It was a great view. We took pictures. There are swings for the kids at the park too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

This park has an amazing view and lots of history. The museum is open only seasonally so our history tour was quite limited. Makes for a nice, quick stop while in the area.

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Zeeland, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We have visited beautiful Droop Mountain Park several times when we have been in West Virginia. Today, there was a Civil War Reenactment happening. Very interesting to watch.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My wife and I discovered Droop Mountain several years ago while surfing the Internet to see if there were any Civil War battle sites in West Virginia, close to the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs where we planned to stay for a few days. At the time, Droop Mountain was being renovated to turn it into a tourist destination... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to the park with little expectations and we enjoyed our time there. Civil war relics were interesting but really enjoyed the hiking in the park. We saw deer and salamanders. Kids enjoyed it

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a nice park. Rated as only a state park it would earn five stars in my book. However, this is meant to be preserved as a historic Civil War site. A battle significant for West Virginia took place here, but there is very little to see and do. There is a small museum near the ranger's quarters, and... More 

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