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Address: 9175 Willis Church Rd, Richmond, VA 23231-7821
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Worth a look if you want to understand the battle

If you care at all about Civil War battles, it is always worth going to the actual field to see the topography. From reading, you might think that Malvern Hill is some kind of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

If you care at all about Civil War battles, it is always worth going to the actual field to see the topography. From reading, you might think that Malvern Hill is some kind of significant, tall hill. It's just a small rise in a field, not even a challenge to walk up or over. But it was enough to win... More 

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Aibonito, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This is a country side and is the most important place in the Unites States. This place is where the United States civil war finish, but the place is not in good conditions, is like a forget place. The people like me who love the country stories , this place is important to know.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The battlefield has been preserved from development and is still rather rural. Not much in the area but is very peaceful and rather unchanged. There are some interpretive signs but not many. The hike is peaceful.

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Thank BB55Fan
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Very nicely preserved site with clearly marked signs. I was impressed with the Visitor Center that gave a very detailed account of the battle and the campaign leading up to the battle.

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Iowa
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410 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

For the casual historian this won't be very exciting as there are multiple canon placements, an open field, and a house on this historical site. For those who truly enjoy history, Malvern Hill is a must see as you can walk in the field of history. Just a few information placards and a small parking lot here, but it does... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

History buffs will obviously have to visit, as this is an important historical site. The casual tourist will probably find this battlefield a tad bland though. There are historical placards and some cannons and some informal trails. A small parking area is provided. I highly recommend being wary of visiting during horsefly season!

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Wantagh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

great 2 mile walk around circumference of battlefield, the field was mown for a nice path that led into the woods where the confederates gathered before attacking. Canons set up facing each other at far ends of field. Easy to envision the progression of the battle, as the rebels suicidally matched into union canon well placed on the malvern hill... More 

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went when the fields were at full bloom. Beautiful. The site was well set up and easy to understand the horror of this great battle. Signage was excellent and significant places well marked

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This battlefield is amazingly preserved. Highly recommend the trail that loops through the battlefield. The trail is around 1 and 3/4's of a mile long. We found the signage good to give you the information you need to understand what transpired during the battle. It was very peaceful walking through the fields and woods. We really got a great perception... More 

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flagler beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

On July 1, 1862 the retreating Federals finally stopped at the James River. Confident in their support from naval warships on that river, McClellan’s men selected Malvern Hill as a defensible position and invited a Confederate attack. Lee obliged with a series of deadly frontal assaults that resulted in a stinging defeat, and ended the campaign on a deceptively positive... More 

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