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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

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Address: HC 64, Box 189, Hillsboro, WV 24946
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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Fabulous!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Vidor, Texas
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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 123 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Columbus Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped by here during a recent trip to Marlinton. We had visited that city before and somehow missed this during our last visit. I am a big Civil War buff, so we stopped by for about an hour on a friday afternoon. The highlights for me were a lookout with a beautiful view of the surrounding valley, and a... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Unless you are a real Civil War buff (which I am) or interested in West Virginia history, I wouldn't go too far out of my way to visit this site. The park is nice enough, with a very knowledgeable park ranger on hand, and it even has a picnic grounds. It is not very large as far as battlefields go,... More 

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