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Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park

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Address: 6541 Saylers Creek Rd, Rice, VA 23966-2000
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Family History Revealed

So thankful we decided to drive over to Sailor's Creek Battlefield. All my sister and I knew was that our great-great grandfather was in the 184th PA and that they were part of... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

So thankful we decided to drive over to Sailor's Creek Battlefield. All my sister and I knew was that our great-great grandfather was in the 184th PA and that they were part of the US II Corps. Jim Godburn brought our ancestor's experience in the Appomattox Campaign alive. Jim not only told us what happened where but why. No question... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a glowing summary of your visit and family history discovery. I will make sure that Jim receives recognition based on your comments. More 

Washington, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Interesting battlefield park. Small visitors center, but it is modern with very informative exhibits detailing the Appomattox campaign. Would have visited the Hillman House, but it was being used by a wedding. Of interest in this battle: it was one of the few times Confederate sailors and marines fought as infantry. Wayside markers were informative but could have used mapping... More 

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Concord
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

This park is evolving and is definitely in process. The staff at the visitor center was outstanding! The visitor center puts the battlefields in perspective to Lee's retreat from Petersburg to Appomattox. Just for that fact alone, it's worth a stop if you're visiting Appomattox, especially if you're coming from the coastal regions. There are a couple of things to... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time ti write about your stay. I know prospective visitors will find your tips helpful. More 

Picton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Intended to spend about an hour here, and stayed all day with things left to see/do. Superb informative rangers whose knowledge of the Civil War was inspirational. Also met the owner (10th generation) of Locketts Farm, whose house became a target and then a hospital for injured of both sides of the conflict. A man of generous spirit!

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this review

I am so glad you found so much to explore at Sailor's Creek. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with potential visitors. More 

Blackstone, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute destination for me. I drove past the sign and decided to check it out. It is in a beautiful setting, very peaceful, and serene. The visitors center is fairly new and has an interactive timeline of events for the battle, as well as a nice variety of books and other items for purchase. The driving... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Sailor's Creek. I know what you mean about the peacefulness there. It is almost like peace has reclaimed the battlefield. More 

Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

A very nice and explanatory visitors center, with a lot of background about the battle for Petersberg and Lee;s withdrawal and how the Union intercepted the various forces. The battleground and surroundings can also be seen on a scenic drive around the park.

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to Sailor's Creek State Park. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with potential visitors. More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Our visit to this site was great. The Visitor's Center staff were knowledgeable and friendly. The park is beautiful and features three distinct sites. Each site is marked with information signs and markers. The High Bridge site was spectacular. We visited all three sites and learned so much. We took time to have a picnic lunch at one of the... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Sailor's Creek Historical Battlefield and High Bridge Trail state parks. Thank you for writing such a nice review of your visit. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a great place to visit if you are really into Civil War history. It is an important and relatively unknown battle that influenced Lee's decision to surrender. There is no fee for visiting. A plus is that the grounds are absolutely beautiful. There is a small trail that you can go on, so bring water and bug spray.... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize we were late opening. The Ramger on duty had to take care of a problem on his way to open up the Visitor Center. More 

San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The story of the very brutal, bloody, ferocious fighting at Saylor's Creek is one of the least known horrors of our Civil War. The park ranger who spent more than two hours with us had SO much information, and was a true historian, not just a tour guide! The Civil War summary in the visitors center is impressive, and puts... More 

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic review about your visit to Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. More 

Windermere, Florida
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I stopped at the Sailor's Creek Battlefield last April on my way to Appomattox. As a coincidence my timing had me there for the 150th Anniversary of the battle which provided me the opportunity to witness events as they occurred during Lee's retreat from Richmond en-route to Appomattox. The park is open everyday except for certain holidays and free to... More 

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