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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

1539 Hickory Hill Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-4721
+1 804-732-3531
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This was a very interesting and informative visit. It is easy to find as the usual brown signs... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RaleighNCtravel
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Raleigh, NC
Excellent Battlefield Site, But A Little Homework Will Help

If you're a Civil War buff, you already know what happened here, but for others, in 1864 General... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ElaineAndGreg
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Chesterland, Ohio
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  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“driving tour” (49 reviews)
“city point” (30 reviews)
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1539 Hickory Hill Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-4721
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a very interesting and informative visit. It is easy to find as the usual brown signs guided us the last 5 or so miles. There is a large visitors center with plenty of parking. We watched the 20 minute video but did not...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you're a Civil War buff, you already know what happened here, but for others, in 1864 General Grant took over command of the Union army and precipitated a series of battles against General Robert E. Lee that moved steadily south towards Richmond at great...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautifully done battle field a must see very informative and very friendly staff. Coming from a Civil War enthusiast the video presentation was good but left out a key fact that the federal colored troops were originally slated to spearhead the advance into the...More

Thank Joshua5751
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 9-month siege of Petersburg by the Union Army laid the groundwork for the capture of Richmond and the end to the Civil War. The visitor center is nothing exceptional, but drive across the highway and choose from among three color-coded areas. Then stop at...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This battlefield is a must to see. It tells the true story of how the Civil War was fought and gives you the best examples of what it must have been like. It is a very large site and offers tremendous views

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it's always great to see history preserved, it's discouraging to see a city that just doesn't care. There is so much in old Petersburg,but only a few that try to keep the history going and make the city a great destination. So much potential...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not Disneyworld. It's a large battlefield involving many engagements over a several years. Do not expect to have the story spoon fed to you and your grandchildren. You'll have to work at it. I'm thankful so much of the battlefield has been preserved....More

1  Thank Phillip K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been coming here for years and we love the diversity of the place with the variety of artillery pieces, the fortifications and of the course the crater. The visitor's centre is very informative with a small gift shop and an orientation film which I think...More

1  Thank CorporalMunchkin
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We have visited the battlefield before (a long time ago). The first time, they had a diorama that showed the battle as it progressed. It was very affective and interesting. Now, they show a movie that I had problems following and visualizing the battle. The...More

1  Thank resident57966
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This was a very disappointing National Battlefield. Lots of places to walk to but when it's 100 degrees and very humid, it's not a good activity to do. Junior Ranger books were not well planned either. Had a GPS activity to do but no GPS...More

1  Thank janelle h
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Margaret C
19 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
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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.
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