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Petersburg National Battlefield Park

1539 Hickory Hill Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-4721
+1 804-732-3531
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1539 Hickory Hill Rd, Petersburg, VA 23803-4721
+1 804-732-3531
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Dictator and the Crater. I spent all day there. It was so beautiful. They had a re-enactment of a battle and how they had to live. If your in the area this place is great. Pack your ice chest. They have a...More

Thank SharonLouk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent site for US Civil War history known for the beginnings of modern trench warfare. Interesting earthworks and multiple short trails for nature walks. Very friendly ranger staff with impressive Junior Ranger program patch. With kids, don't miss the Dictator mortar, the Crater area itself...More

Thank regiontravelreturns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I quickly went through the park in about 2.5 hours. Yes, I said "quickly." The Dictator and the Crater were the highlights. You could spend so much time here - lots of trails to explore! Please, start at the Visitor Center (the eastern one) and...More

Thank jennifera64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here a few times and the last time the weather was perfect for roaming around the site. The story of the Petersburg Crater is one of the most intriguing of the Civil War. The Visitor's Center is one of the best we...More

Thank jlmVirginia
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a wonderful battle field park. All of the places in this park are well kept and the rangers are very helpful. The signage in this park is very helpful in imagining what was going on in the battles. Expect long days in the...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed 17 August 2017

If you are anywhere in the area (Richmond, for example), I think this is a very worthwhile place to spend a few hours. It is a beautiful park with many trails to hike on if you so desire. There is a driving self-guided tour with...More

Thank ddaborn
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I was looking at the Crater and tunnel created by mining under Confederate fortifications at the Petersburg Battlefield.After blowing the Confederate defense many of the Union soldiers died a horrific death.This was accomplished by eight thousand pounds of gunpowder.Moreover I was pleased to visit the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

I always wanted to see this battlefield and the famous crater. Great visitor center, well done movie and amazing history. Even the teen age kids enjoyed.

Thank tripbatch
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice visitors center and informative movie. Along the route through the park there are recreated battle sites. The walk to the tunnel for The Crater was very interesting.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I knew nothing about the battle at Petersburg before today. We are very lucky that this area was preserved. The video was concise but interesting. Relics retained and excavated are on display. The park rangers were friendly and knowledgeable. We especially enjoyed the presentation by...More

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Margaret C
19 December 2016|
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Response from Eric L | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, however , I was there a couple of weeks ago and we virtually had the place to ourselves on a Sunday. Apparently this is their off season. No actors but plenty to do. There was also scheduled tours. Had we opted... More
Arnold P
16 April 2016|
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Response from TranzorZ1985 | Reviewed this property |
Go to the petersburg battlefield national park service online site.