Petersburg National Battlefield Park, Petersburg

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Petersburg National Battlefield consists of four units spanning across 37 miles of land in South Side Virginia. From June, 1864 - April, 1865 Union forces sought to cut off all supply lines into the City in order to starve the Confederate troops who were protecting Richmond's main supply base. Four visitor centers, a park tour road, and self-guided trails provide an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the longest military event of the Civil War in which 70,000 soldiers became casualties.
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  • This is a beautifully maintained national park. It is quite large and divided into three sections. There is a driving tour with parking at each stop. A map provided tells about what happened at... 
    This is a beautifully maintained national park. It is quite large and divided into three sections. There is a driving tour with parking at each stop. A map provided tells about what happened at...  more »
  • This is a lovely park, beautiful and sad at the same time. The visitor center has some great exhibits and nice gift store. You can just drive the park and read the signs or park and explore more on... 
    This is a lovely park, beautiful and sad at the same time. The visitor center has some great exhibits and nice gift store. You can just drive the park and read the signs or park and explore more on...  more »
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  • What amazing history. The rangers are very well educated and can answer any questions. The cannons were amazing. The trail was clean. Its just an amazing peice of history. Even for a quick stop. My kids enjoyed learning about the history. Taking just a moment to admire, appreciate, and respect the sacrifice that was taken for our country to move toward equality. Highly recommend.
  • Do yourself a favor and stop here. If you ever travel through VA on I95, stop at the Petersburg exit. The park is only about 6 minutes from the exit. The park itself is beautiful and well kept up. So much history happened at this place. You'll get chills standing at the edge of the Crater or at the entrance to the mine. And yeah, you can walk right up to these landmarks. Watch the beginning of the movie Cold Mountain to see what happened at the Crater.

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