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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

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Check out the crater

The museum and the movie were good. The driving tour was okay. There were a lot of earth works... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
For any Civil War enthusiast

Well done and well taken care of NPS sites. We started at City Park, Grant's HQ, then went through... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pat L
Boston, Massachusetts
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1539 Hickory Hill Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-4721
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum and the movie were good. The driving tour was okay. There were a lot of earth works and of course the crater is here.

Thank Bobbie201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well done and well taken care of NPS sites. We started at City Park, Grant's HQ, then went through the park. Dictator at Battery 5, then the crater...

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I've lived here for a while and can get complacent with the numerous Civil War Battlefields. Not this one. I could walk the trails daily and never get tired of the "Crater" Its worth a trip just to see the Dictator. Museum staff are...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Richmond, Virginia, it was a short ride to Petersburg. We stopped at the Visitor’s Center and watched an excellent movie about 25 minutes long showing the history of this battle. Luckily after the movie, there was a tour scheduled. (There are about 3...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is a must see and I highly recommend watching the movie as it explains the siege of Petersburg very well. The ranger is very informative and there’s plenty of parking. Plan to stroll outside to check out the Dictator and embattlements. Drive through...More

Thank SharonB2
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This was a great park and glad we walked to The Crater! Beautiful area for a drive through as well. We enjoy parks where you can see the locals using the grounds to hike, walk or run!

Thank mbeach
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Petersburg has such a wealth of history and this site doesnt disappoint. It's big; great for walking, hiking, or driving through. Particularly liked walking around the crater. There is no fee for visiting which was a bonus.

Thank ihateusairways
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Introductory film is very good for someone not know much Civil War history. Must go see The Crater and its corresponding tunnel entrance.

Thank CWnut
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped at the visitors center late in the day. There are exhibits, a gift shop(of course) and a 15 minute movie on the battle at the crater. Then we drove, stopping at numerous sites to read plaques and look at Pickett lines etc. When...More

Thank Fadipadi
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The park service has done an excellent job maintaining this large battle field site. It is a significant part of the Civil War. Most people go to see the site of the crater which was a significant battle that ended in a disaster for Union...More

Thank Tennessee50plus
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23 April 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
You should give yourself at least 4 to 5 hours to be able to get a good view through the park. I would try to be out of the park by 5 pm.
Margaret C
18 December 2016|
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Response from Eric L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, however , I was there a couple of weeks ago and we virtually had the place to ourselves on a Sunday. Apparently this is their off season. No actors but plenty to do. There was also scheduled tours. Had we opted... More
Arnold P
16 April 2016|
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Response from TranzorZ1985 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the petersburg battlefield national park service online site.