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Petersburg National Battlefield Park, Petersburg

(4.5/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Can you imagine spending almost ten months of the Civil War fighting in one area? Why were the soldiers here for so long? How did they pass their days? What was it like living in the trenches around Petersburg? Come join us and find out..
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  • This is a pretty large park. The visitor center is fine. I am sure I would have enjoyed it more if spring or fall on a day when I could have walked around a bit more.  more »
  • There are multiple sites at the battlefield. Each has its own walking trail so you can make a day of it and get in some long walking, or you can take a shorter walk for those less able. The only conce...  more »
  • This was a really neat place to visit. Gorgeous views and neat facts for history buffs and those alike. It was a fun and enjoyable visit. The individuals running the visitor center were very knowledge...  more »
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  • Great place to ride your horse. Wonderful trails. Do not go without a map unless you are familiar with the trails. If you get lost there is no indication of where the trail head is so you can get turned around and walk around forever trying to find your way out. Due to a very lovely woman walking her dog who gave us her map we did finally get out. Thanks to whoever she was. And we wil go back again with the map.
  • Beautiful walking path and driving tour. Small visitor center, with a nice video and memorabilia. Extremely clean restrooms. They have a research dept you can visit by appointment. Nicely landscaped. Lots of educational signs. $5 vehicle fee is good for 7days. Battery 5 path is an easy walk that leads to a few steep stairs.
  • Definitely not kid friendly my son fell on there uneven side walk and they had a very rude employee who had no interest in even looking for a bandaid for him! What kind of place doesn't have a first-aid kit, accidents happen every where at anytime they should be prepared!!! Unbelievably disappointed with this place!
  • Great piece of history. Recommend walking the battlefield and taking in the sites. Check out the crater and you get the opportunity to see how the Union and Confederate setup their positions.
  • This place is awesome for educational walks, nature walks or runs. I feel safe and love the shade the trees provide. The ground is flat enough to run on without having to worry about injury.