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Richmond National Battlefield Park

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Address: 3215 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA
Phone Number: 804-226-1981
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Civil War Comes Alive...

We have our favorite battlefields and forts we take visitors to but all give a sense of awe when you consider the life and times of those who fought for their view and principles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have our favorite battlefields and forts we take visitors to but all give a sense of awe when you consider the life and times of those who fought for their view and principles they held dear for this country. We often go to the various forts in the Varina area and Cold Harbor but be sure to get a... More 

Thank mjrgnsn
Christiansburg, Virginia
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

This is an expansive park with many locations within Richmond and the surrounding countryside. Easy to get to with provided tour maps from visitors center.

Thank Robert C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

I absolutely hate that each location isn't it's own entry on Trip Advisor. Exploring the Richmond battlefields and Civil War sites, along with understanding them, is enough to fill a dedicated week, maybe two. The parts of the "park" are spread as far as 2.5 hours apart (Appomattox Courthouse from Beaver Dam Creek). No way they should classify as a... More 

3 Thank Evan D
Surat, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A very peaceful clean historic place well maintained. Worth a visit once.Not much to do here except to immerse yourself in imagination of the past when the battle occurred .

Thank amitas28
Florence, Kentucky
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The visitors center is now in the Tredegar Iron Works site in the woolen building on Tredegar St. The location has parking. The short movie is a nice overview. The different floors show maps of battles, glimpses of life in the military and time for citizens in Richmond.

1 Thank smithre1972
Grapeland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Everywhere you drive there are plaques describing the action. We got a map from the visitor center with very specific driving instructions to the various battlefields that have been incorporated into the NPS which made our journey much easier. The parking at the visitor center is $3 yet all we wanted was a map so we parked in front of... More 

1 Thank Connie C
Manchester, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Had a local bring us to this battlefield. It was the coolest thing. The visitor center was closed when we were there. I don't think it's open yet for the season. But the grounds and pathways that you can walk on to go through the battlefields are very well-kept and very easy to maneuver. The battlefields itself are very cool... More 

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Bar Mills, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My understanding of battles durning the Civil War was minimal. The trail along with the information on the signs, clearly outlined the details of the battle. The amount of land that is still free standing farm further allows you to understand the scope of the battle. Very humbling

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

The Richmond National Battlefield Park is a huge park, which includes 13 separate sites, in 4 different counties, with 4 visitors centers along an 80 mile route. Major sites within the park include Cold Harbor Battlefield, Malvern Hill Battlefield, Fort Harrison, Chimborazo Medical Museum, and Tredegar Iron Works. You could easily spend two to three days here, but if you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I have a much better understanding of Richmond's role in the Civil War and the number of battles fought in its vicinity. A good overview of the end of the Civil War. Start here before visiting the battlefield sites around Richmond and Petersburg.

1 Thank Texasgirl0915

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