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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

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Address: 1539 Hickory Hill Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803
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Nice walking tour with lots of interesting history

There are multiple sites at the battlefield. Each has its own walking trail so you can make a day of it and get in some long walking, or you can take a shorter walk for those less... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are multiple sites at the battlefield. Each has its own walking trail so you can make a day of it and get in some long walking, or you can take a shorter walk for those less able. The only concern was on the trail near the visitor center there were very precarious stairs for anyone to ascend. It would... More 

Thank appetoni
Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really neat place to visit. Gorgeous views and neat facts for history buffs and those alike. It was a fun and enjoyable visit. The individuals running the visitor center were very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions that were out of the ordinary for us. I would recommend this visit for anyone who is interested in knowing... More 

Thank Gabrielle P
Hopewell, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i visit its beautiful for family to walk and sight seeing they have a lots of cayons around the park also you can enjoy the musmeam

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Prince George, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Every time I visit here, I learn something new. Ranger Webster is a traveling information filled billboard. He makes the battlefield come alive. This is a great place to bring children to learn of the experiences during the Civil War. Visiting the Crater is the highlight of the park.

Thank quizzer7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Had a great time learning the history of the battle that took Petersburg. Lots of info. Spent the day and want to dinner to finish off the day. It was a blast.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The intro video was very good. The field is manageable with a car. What is left of the crater is surprisingly small, in my opinion. It was a rare thrill to see this place. I recommend watching the intro to the film Cold Harbor to get a sense of the violence that occurred in this place.

Thank nccarraway
Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This park covers a lot of real estate in four separate locations. We didn't do too much exploring on foot (our knees don't hike much any more) but there are plenty of trails for those who do. Spent more than a half day at the various visitor centers; all great, the one at Five Forks our favorite for the fine... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

My sons love history so I thought we would make a quick hour stop on our way home from Richmond to Charlotte. 3 hours later we left feeling satisfied but could have spent more time taking it all in. It really is up to you for how long it will take. The short movie was a great introduction. We were... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I went on a hike today of this beautiful park and enjoyed every step. I started at the Welcome Center and was greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff. I was invite to see a 18 min video which was eye opening. I then went on a 4 mile group hike and learned more history about the battle that... More 

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Colonial Heights, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Petersburg National Battlefield is an expansive park covering not only the Petersburg area but includes City Point in Hopewell through the final battles at Five Forks.

Thank John W

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