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Richmond National Battlefield Park

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Dispersed set of Preserved Battlefields

The National Battlefield Park here is not like many others, particularly in the south. The park... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Pensacola, Florida
Get in a car and go!

The battles are all around and about. See a sign for a battle you never heard of? Take it... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2018
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3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

The National Battlefield Park here is not like many others, particularly in the south. The park consists of a number of smaller, heavily dispersed sites that one can visit, but they require a car and a good amount of time! There is a driving tour,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

The battles are all around and about. See a sign for a battle you never heard of? Take it! Recommend driving around and just exploring.... won’t be disappointed. Just have toll money!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Richmond was a series of battles fought over several months. To see the entire battlefield will require at least a full day. So plan accordingly. Start off by visiting the visitor center set in the old Tredegar Iron Works and take in the short film...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Make sure that you complete the driving tour to see all the different sites in the park. We found that it took us two days - that’s with reading all the signs and only doing a couple of the trails. Some of the visitor centers...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

Highly encourage everyone to attend this park to get an understanding of how we had to fight to colonize this country. There are many trails to take with info along the way. There is also a great audio book route which describes each and every...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

So many of the battlefields have been developed over, but check out Malvern Hill, just SE of the city. It is in pristine condition and walking trails give you a perfect sense of the battle. Nearby Glendale is in the planning stages, so it will...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank John J
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Great museum at Tredegar! Wonderful interpretation of both the building and the battles. Very well done and not one-sided. And it's free!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lori N
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I spent a long and happy day visiting several sites in this park. Tredegar was a great place to start for context; a friendly and well-informed ranger there helped us plan the rest of our day. We moved on to Drewry’s Bluff/Fort...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank always_ambulatory
Reviewed April 6, 2018

Several branches scattered throughout the city. Once you get to the one at Tredegar, get a map and you can visit the remaining ones. Some may still not be open for the season so check first.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Big_bro_1_usa
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

I always like to visit the Ranger Station first, but this battlefield doesn’t really have one. If you’re looking for a stamp for your parks passport, go to The Tredegar Civil War Museum gift shop counter.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Teesside, England
Two nights in Richmond (3 Replies)
We will be spending 2 nights in Richmond before our flight home to the UK. My wife wants to visit the Botanical garden which I guess will not take all day!. I see there is "Richmond National Battlefield Park" with numerous sights around Richmond. For someone who hasn't been to a Civil War site before which would be the most "interesting". Any advice would be most appreciated.
May 27, 2013|
Response fromTeessideTraveler|
Many thanks for your reply and I have taken a note of your suggestions.