Petersburg National Battlefield Park, Petersburg

4.6
#1 of 16 in Things to do in Petersburg
Must see · Battlefield · Tourist Spot
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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  • What an amazing place to see. We enjoyed our brief visit in the visitor center before heading out on the 4.5 mile drive through the battlefield, Very knowledgeable ranger and very friendly. Must...  more »
  • After going through the first time reading about all the history that occurred at the battlefield, I have went back numerous time for the recreation of running/walking the trails. Get place to get...  more »
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  • As an English tourist I found the whole tour of the siege of Petersburg fantastic! I love history, so I highly recommend anyone into their history regardless what era, to do the battlefield tour. I did it on my own. However, all the guys and girls at each visitor center where polite, friendly and extremely helpful. Typical of southern hospitality. Along the route is interesting information about each site and how it contributed to the siege. It gives you a good minds eye.
  • This place is great. I love it. Unfortunately I feel upset that the walkways are being replaced rather then then the destroyed brick shack prior to entering the visitor center, or the signs around the battlefield. One of the signs at the crater is completely torn apart from the crows and birds picking at it. Some of the voice activated signs don’t work at all either. The walkways were fine and I didn’t see any problem in them. I just wish they have better planning in allocating money then new sidewalks. The back portion to seeing the dictator has been blocked off for some time and I do not believe they will finish it before the year.

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