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Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park

6541 Saylers Creek Rd, Rice, VA 23966-2000
+1 804-561-7510
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Relaxing walk for my family

Excellent easy walk through history. The battlefield tells the story of this important event in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jsn1312018
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Suffolk, Virginia
Well worth a visit

One of the great rangers at Appomattox suggested we visit Sailor’s Creek since it was on our way to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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6541 Saylers Creek Rd, Rice, VA 23966-2000
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"field hospital"
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"driving tour"
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"both sides"
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"lee's retreat"
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"civil war history"
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"visitor's center"
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"union forces"
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"a small gift shop"
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"high bridge"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed February 25, 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...More

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2017

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.

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Reviewed October 9, 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,...More

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2016

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

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Reviewed October 6, 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...More

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VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2016

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.

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