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Five Forks National Battlefield, Dinwiddie

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Battlefield · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
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  • The visitor center at Five Forks was closed when we arrived in May 2022. Consequently, a visit here may not mean much unless you first stop at the Eastern Front Visitor Center on VA Route 36 (30... 
    The visitor center at Five Forks was closed when we arrived in May 2022. Consequently, a visit here may not mean much unless you first stop at the Eastern Front Visitor Center on VA Route 36 (30...  more »
  • I had an ancestor wounded at Five-Forks during the Civil War so it was a special personal visit. Very small and only 5 stops but a must see if on the Petersburg Battlefield Tour. 
    I had an ancestor wounded at Five-Forks during the Civil War so it was a special personal visit. Very small and only 5 stops but a must see if on the Petersburg Battlefield Tour.  more »
  • Tucked away in a quiet part of Virginia is Five forks NHP, part of the Petersburg Park. Nice small battlefield to visit on the junction of 5 roads. The last throw of the Confederate forces. Excellent....  more
    Tucked away in a quiet part of Virginia is Five forks NHP, part of the Petersburg Park. Nice small battlefield to visit on the junction of 5 roads. The last throw of the Confederate forces. Excellent....  more »
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  • Set in the battlegrounds of one of the last civil war encounters, hiking Five Forks provides great exercise under towering pines. Using All Trails app is helpful near the end as the trail tends to be overgrown & less defined. Otherwise, follow the yellow blaze trail (always choose left) which circumnavigates the park. The trail basically offers a smooth, pine needle floor amidst beautiful, surroundings pine trees. It's an easy, hike made challenging by the 6.5+ miles duration. It's definitely worth the long drive from RVA to the Dinwiddle area. Visitors Center & parking area is permanently closed. You can park a little beyond the entrance & walk back to the TH just left of the Center.
  • It was such a nice day we decided to drive down to Dinwiddie Co. to walk some of the Five Forks Battlefield trails. Who who would’ve expected to find rocks like this there. Even though the visitors center parking lot was closed the equestrian Trail parking lot was open which served our needs perfectly. When we got back we even found a Dinwiddie Co. sheriffs deputy protecting our car.
  • My husband's great grandfather was captured here and taken to Point Lookout, MD as a POW. Lee surrendered 7 days later but Private David Francis Wells remained a POW until late June. He was from Dinwiddie County and returned here to buy property, build a home and start a family.
  • Nice informative place to visit. Good descriptions of what occurred. The ranger was also very willing to answer any questions.
  • This is a fantastic small visitor center that's only about 10 years old in a somewhat hard to find location near the 5 forks battlefield.

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