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Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park

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Quick stop

We stopped here quick to stretch our legs and give the young kiddos a break. Unfortunately the... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
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Part of Lee's Retreat

We were directed here by an intern at Appomattox Courthouse NHS. It is a very nice state park with... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Jim C
Houston, Texas
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6541 Saylers Creek Rd, Rice, VA 23966-2000
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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here quick to stretch our legs and give the young kiddos a break. Unfortunately the visitors center was closed due to the 4th of July. So I can’t say much for its information.

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Reviewed June 17, 2018

We were directed here by an intern at Appomattox Courthouse NHS. It is a very nice state park with an outstanding museum and visitor center. Though the museum is small, it is comprehensive and well organized. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Surprisingly,...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I enjoyed traipsing through the house, visitor's center, and the graveyard. It stops you and makes you think about how people lived and died back in those days. Very interesting history.

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

Excellent easy walk through history. The battlefield tells the story of this important event in American history without commentary and judgment.

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

One of the great rangers at Appomattox suggested we visit Sailor’s Creek since it was on our way to Richmond. We’re so glad we followed her suggestion and learned about this previously unknown to us piece of Civil War history. The museum helps untangle the...More

Thank always_ambulatory
Reviewed April 2, 2018

If you are interested in Civil War history, this is a must see. A really wonderful little Civil War museum Much history in the area and the staff who work there make the history come alive. A big thanks to Staff member Jim for his...More

Thank mollysnene
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Sailor's Creek would be Gen. Lee's last major battle before his surrender at Appomattox. The battle was three separate actions during April 6. After the union breakthrough at Petersburg Ge. Lee tried to combine his forces & head to Dansville, Va. to join forces with...More

1  Thank Jack L
Reviewed October 25, 2017

This is the site of one of the last battles of America's Civil War. In April 1865, General Lee and the Northern VA Army were retreating from Petersburg, VA, eventually ending up in Appomattox. This is one of the places the Union Army caught up...More

1  Thank edwards99
Reviewed September 4, 2017

It was a beautiful day to take in the Virginia countryside and my husband always wanted to see Sailor's Creek Battlefield since significant losses during General Lee's retreat occurred here. The battle took place April 6, 1865, three days later, Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court...More

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed August 30, 2017

This is the site of a pivotal series of battles during Gen. Lee's retreat from Petersburg in 1865. It a wonderful site, where they are attempting to preserve it in a state similar to what the combatants would have seen back then. The visitors center...More

Thank Phillip K
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