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Address: White Oak Road, Petersburg, VA
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Nicely Presented - Not a Museum

The White Oak Road Battlefield is not a museum - just a collection of signs that document the battle. The lack of a visitor's center / museum actually helps one connect with the... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2016
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The White Oak Road Battlefield is not a museum - just a collection of signs that document the battle. The lack of a visitor's center / museum actually helps one connect with the battle on a different level. Can't do the Petersburg Battlefield Tour without visiting here. Plus it's not far from Pamplin Park.

Thank Janet_and_Jerry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This battlefield is not well-marked on the Petersburg Battlefield visitors' map, but we decided to stop just to see it. We were pleasantly surprised to find a walking trail (courtesy of the Civil War Trust) through the thick woods, with explanatory plaques at intervals. Civil War history buffs will find this site interesting, and worth a visit.

Thank Wanderer1001NoVA
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Your can see some of the mounds the defenders put up here while walking in the wooded area. Plenty of parking.

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed 10 April 2015

It provided information on the end of the Civil War battle site. It was of many stops which help understand the final days before the end of the war.

Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

White Oak road Battlefield essentially is an action that took place in 1865 and marked a turn in the line defending Petersburg and the flank at Five Forks. The area provides a short but scenic walk and several interpretive signs detailing what took place. Nice spot for a quick stop to eat but not a lot there so maybe a... More 

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