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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

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Address: 1539 Hickory Hill Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone Number: 804-732-3531
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Interesting Civil War Site

If you're in the area don't miss this site, at least to watch the informational film of the battles fought here. Rangers are very helpful and map is a great guide for battlefield... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you're in the area don't miss this site, at least to watch the informational film of the battles fought here. Rangers are very helpful and map is a great guide for battlefield stops. Eastern battlefield is not as widely spread out as the western area. There were terrific reenactors the day we were there adding to the experience.

Thank Ejf67
Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recounts the Siege of Petersburg. This was the Longest military event of the Civil War, lasting some nine and a half months of horrific fighting and carnage. Now the area is beautiful and scenic, war scars barely visible. But lessons of history remain. Walking this area for me was thought provoking, both as a veteran and student of military history.... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I came here with a tour group. Not only was it a wonderful experience to see several different parts of the park, but the Park Rangers were fantastic. They not only knew what they were talking about, but they clearly loved talking about the battle, the soldiers, and loved their jobs. I have been here before as a self-guided tour,... More 

Thank mlrmfw99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the battlefield. Watched video they offer viewing every half hour, learned many things about the civil war. Would be very educational for kids to learn about the civil war.

Thank Debbie C
Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Petersburg National Battlefield has so much to offer. I especially recommend spending time at the Eastern Front visitor center (main center), Grant's Headquarters at City Point, and Five Forks Battlefield visitor contact station as all have exhibits, films, and trails worth exploring. The ranger-led programs are especially interesting. Be sure to call each center before visiting to learn about talks... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free attraction. Small museum but informative. Great scenic drive through the park ---includes the Crater where so many lost their lives during the war. You can see the Union Tunnel as well. Worth the visit. The town Of Petersburg is like an unexpected gem of history and information.

Thank Vanessa W
Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the visitors center and talked to the park ranger, who was very knowledgeable. We watched the video about the battle and found it very interesting. We wanted to buy the video, but it was so new, it wasn't available to the public yet. We bought the old version of the video so we could share it with... More 

Thank Gwen G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get outside and enjoy this historic are. There are plenty of trails and run routes, recreated civil war forts, and numerous era howitzers. Also, the largest canon from the civil war is located here.

Thank alex C
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love walking the trails here with my dog. I found it a little odd that you had to drive to all the different areas, park, get out, then do it all again after walking around. Definitely wear from bug spray, specifically for ticks, my dog had 2 after the short hike from the visitor center and I had 3. Luckily... More 

Thank Stargrl6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful walking path and driving tour. Small visitor center, with a nice video and memorabilia. Extremely clean restrooms. They have a research dept you can visit by appointment. Nicely landscaped. Lots of educational signs. $5 vehicle fee is good for 7days. Battery 5 path is an easy walk that leads to a few steep stairs.

Thank Emily S

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