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Richmond National Battlefield Park

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Address: 3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
Phone Number: 804-226-1981
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Tredegar VC, very good

This review only pertains to the visitor center at Tredegar Ironworks. The site is extensive and interesting. It was pretty gutted and sold off when it passed to the park... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Easton, Pennsylvania
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This review only pertains to the visitor center at Tredegar Ironworks. The site is extensive and interesting. It was pretty gutted and sold off when it passed to the park service and has been turned into a worthwhile destination. Without it productive capacity, there would likely have been a much shorter conflict. It was that significant. The exhibits are well... More 

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Zellwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing compare to the potential for a spiritual experience when walking on the spots where our American ancestors--C.S.A. and U.S.A. soldiers--PATRIOTS ALL fought and died. Learning about the history of our beloved country is a bonus that only adds deeper insight to the soldiers' experiences.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

1 Thank mjrgnsn
Christiansburg, Virginia
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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.

1 Thank Robert C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

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Surat, India
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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 .

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Florence, Kentucky
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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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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 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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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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