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North Anna Battlefield Park

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Address: 12075 Verdon Rd, Ashland, VA 23047-1502
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One of the best preserved battlefields!

This is rare preserved battlefield that is not managed by the NPS or state. The trenches are well preserved and the signs provide clear understanding of what was going on. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
Ryan R
Montclair, Virginia

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Montclair, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is rare preserved battlefield that is not managed by the NPS or state. The trenches are well preserved and the signs provide clear understanding of what was going on. The walking trails are clear and well marked. It is a large battlefield with long trails. I've been twice and still have not walked it all! I'm a huge civil... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The post below is very long and detailed So why go there 1) Untouched, the trenches are still there, amazing 2) The information boards tell the story in order and beautifully done 3) Make sure you visit a) Board 8 on the Gray trail, the inverted V, then walk downhill a bit and imagine b) Board 1 on the Blue... More 

Thank Mooooose
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I recently relocated near this battlefield and was looking for something to do on a nice sunny day. I actually found this park on Trip Advisor, and went to check it out. The park is definitely tucked away, and the road in is rocky and undergoing some construction currently. Once I got back to the parking lot there was an... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

A lot of the parks and historical sites in VA were not in good shape. This one was exemplary. It's so exciting 2 feel like we R time travelers who step in the same steps as our ancestors who settled this country. It's sad at times bc we realized the tragedies that our ancestors suffered.

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

This battlefield is sandwiched between Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor Battlefields as part of the Overland Campaign of 1864. This is strictly a walking tour. First the Confederate side, then the Union and then the long walk back. The Confederate trenches are as advertised, the best on display of any battlefield. There is a brochure on the nps.gov/ns/frsp/planyourtour website, which advertises... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

This park was not the easiest place to find, but once you do find it, there are all the enjoyable parts of a historic part a person could want: well kept trails, trails suitable for various fitness levels, picnic areas, signs with information on history and the land, and it's beautiful. One person we met was a bird watcher and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

The North Anna Battlefield state park is tucked away off Rt. 1 near Ashland, VA. It's not a huge National Park but it contains a lot of history. The park trails basically parallel the existing 150 year old pristine Confederate trenches that are still there which is amazing in itself. You can see General Lee's famous "Inverted V" formation -... More 

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Lake Ridge, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

I visited the park to enjoy the trails in the beautiful autumn weather. It was peaceful and quite beautiful. The slope down to the river is steep, but it was worth it. If you skip that, the trail is perfect for any age and fitness level.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

The North Anna Battlefield is a State run park which provides an opportunity to walk the battlefield from the perspective of both the Federal and Confederate armies. Finding the park shouldn't be a problem as it is listed in a GPD device and is located off of I-95. There is a parking lot located at the base of the entrance... More 

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Dallas, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

Just off I-95 and not over used. Great place to take a brake, while driving and see some history. The day I walked, I only meet two other folks walking. A carry in & carry it out park, no services in the area.

Thank steve r

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