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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

1539 Hickory Hill Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-4721
+1 804-732-3531
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Get a taste of History

There is much to see and to explore intros park. You can drive through but should stop at various... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Vancouver, Canada
Petersburg NPS National Military Park

One of the things that made this site interesting is that it focused on a number of actions by the... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Norwalk, Iowa
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“driving tour” (49 reviews)
“city point” (30 reviews)
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1539 Hickory Hill Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-4721
+1 804-732-3531
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

There is much to see and to explore intros park. You can drive through but should stop at various locations to see the sites of battles and the Crater. Very interesting historic site.

Thank Yellingdog25
Reviewed 22 September 2016

One of the things that made this site interesting is that it focused on a number of actions by the North & South back during the war. The whole region, the siege of Petersburg, Grants Campaign, the railroads and stops made it seem quite real...More

Thank WallyNorwalk_Iowa
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very interesting story. Crater is kind of filled in so not that impressive anymore. Enjoyable to do one time but probably wouldn't go back.

Thank floresca
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had a brilliant couple of hours here. The visitor centre has an excellent film which explains the sequence of events and how the final stages of the war unfolded. There are some interesting artefacts and a fascinating day by day record of the siege...More

Thank PatchworkSally
Reviewed 16 September 2016

First expect to spend 2-3 hours here if you plan on wanting to see everything. The tour starts off at the visitor center, and I recommend checking out the film (20 mins) before you start your walking tour of the grounds. There are eight key...More

Thank awils58
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were surprised to find there was no admission fee. The movie about the Siege of Petersburg at this site was excellent and very informative. The museum provides hands on viewing of the actual tools, weapons, clothing and field equipment. The Crater story and seeing...More

Thank rmalais
Reviewed 1 September 2016

I found "The Crater", the most interesting part of the park. This park is very large and should be toured in you car.

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We are big Civil war buffs and some ot the driving trails we have been on over the years are very confusing and lacking. This one is over 30 miles and very concise. Did not get confused once! The history and the suffering here is...More

Thank onthroadagain121
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Very worth the drive! You could spend a lot of time here touring around or even excel owing by running the trails through all the battlefields. Lots of history to be seen, and you don't need to be unused by 5. The park is open...More

Thank Traveller1126
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We took the driving tour where we followed a park ranger who knew her stuff and wanted to share her knowledge at every stop. It is worth the trip to hear the history of the Crater. A lesson we should all learn.

Thank Rose L
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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.