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Richmond National Battlefield Park

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Address: 3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
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Must Tour for Civil War Buffs...

The Battlefield are at various points around the Richmond and Petersburg areas. I would recommend starting the tour at Tredegar Iron Works and give yourself more than one day.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Battlefield are at various points around the Richmond and Petersburg areas. I would recommend starting the tour at Tredegar Iron Works and give yourself more than one day.

Thank mjrgnsn
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A great museum for an explanation of the Civil War specifically in and around Richmond. It covers many topics relating to battles that took place in this area. Really should be the FIRST place to stop before venturing out to the battlefields. It is located at the Tredegar Iron Works which use to be here & is next door to... More 

2 Thank newave99
Henrico, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Being from the North. We did not or I do not remember all of the battles and event documented here. Be sure to talk to the Park Ranger for a wealth of knowledge. If you live here you need to know

1 Thank Baileyh0
Eagles Mere, United States
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The National Park Service is in charge of the battlefields around Richmond. Richmond was the Confederate capital during the Civil War and was attacked at least three times by the north. It is interesting to see the battlements and to imagine how the battles were fought. It is also interesting to van speculate about what might've happened if McClellan had... More 

1 Thank Lance R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Haunting memories of an amazing battle this facility is worth a visit and it gets you out ad about around the Richmond area. We did a driving tour of all the key battle grounds around the Richmond area (map supplied at the National Battlefield) and it took us around 4 to 5 hours without really doing everything in detail. Totally... More 

1 Thank Mac W
Gainesville, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

We toured the Tredegar Iron Works as part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Although there is no entrance fee, your Annual National Park Pass will get you validated parking for this site. The old iron works was interesting, as was the museum display, including the large cannon and accessories on the upper floor. The Park Ranger demonstrated the steps... More 

1 Thank Jolene B
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

There are 4 visitor centers and one can start the tour at any of them. However, two are seasonal. The entire tour is about 90 mi. I would suggest doing Richmond on one day and the rest on another day. There are many battlefields included with pathways and information signs. What I most got out of the tour was how... More 

3 Thank Lady_Sadie
Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I visited the 1862 Seven Days Battlefields, Gaines Mill and Malvern Hill are not too miss. Should take you about 4 hours.

2 Thank firstcorps
Midlothian, Virginia
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Richmond Battlefield Park consists of many locations in and around Richmond. As part of anyone's understanding of American history, you should visit at least one of the many battlefields in the area. Pick up a map, make the drive, and allow enough time to gaine a sense of the importance of what happened there more than 150 years ago.

2 Thank Jackpine1
Easton, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This review only pertains to the visitor center at Tredegar Ironworks. The site is extensive and interesting. It was pretty gutted and sold off when it passed to the park service and has been turned into a worthwhile destination. Without it productive capacity, there would likely have been a much shorter conflict. It was that significant. The exhibits are well... More 

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