General Grant's Headquarters at City Point, Hopewell

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Grant's Headquarters at City Point is a museum operated by the National Park Service at Appomattox Manor in Hopewell, Virginia. It is a unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield Park.

City Point was a port on the James River. During the last years of the American Civil War, from the port there, the City Point Railroad was used to support the Union forces during the Siege of Petersburg 1864–65. The successful capture of Petersburg and its network of railroads was the key to the fall of the Confederate capital city of Richmond, ending the war less than a week later.

At the museum, the grounds include Grant's headquarters, and a plantation house with outbuildings. In the plantation house are furnished rooms, an introductory video, a diorama, and a bookshop.
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  • We did the Eastern and Western Front Driving Tours before visiting Grant's HQ ending up here late afternoon. If I had known that this site was really the start of the siege and battle, I should have.....  more »
  • Lots of interesting historic point. Had a real good time. Pretty area. Just down the street is a real nice park, where you can go fishing or just have some quiet time  more »
  • Great little museum. Take a quick stop to see some very important history.
  • Beautiful historic home to visit. Picnic tables and fishing. We just walked the property. Peaceful and relaxing!

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