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Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park

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Pleasantly surprised by the amount of the battlefield that has been preserved, the well maintained... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Nice Museum

One of the smaller battlefields but significant in the war. The museum was one of the better ones... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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6541 Saylers Creek Rd, Rice, VA 23966-2000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Most people are familar with the significance of Appomatox in ending the Civil War in 1865. THIS Virginia State Park offers an excellant point of reference for showing how the CSA's defeat in this battle insured the complete victory for the Union forces three days...More

5  Thank Trainmaster78
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Reviewed April 27, 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...More

2  Thank globaltrekster
VaStateParks, Guest Relations Manager at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2016

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by the amount of the battlefield that has been preserved, the well maintained visitor center, the museum and its content and most of all, being able to meet and talk to Chris Calkins. Chris has authored several books on Lee’s Retreat and is...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2018

One of the smaller battlefields but significant in the war. The museum was one of the better ones. Enjoyed the video that was displayed on two cut out soldiers, made to appear like they were doing the talking. The driving tour is short and easy...More

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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.

Thank Ncc17lu
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
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