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Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park

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Lee's Last Stand

Few people this side of Appomattox knew about the existence of Sailor's (or Saylor's) Creek... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2015
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Make time for this site on the way to Appomattox Court House...!

I knew about Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek, but hadn't been near enough to ever stop by before. This... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2015
Independence, MO
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Reviewed August 20, 2015

Few people this side of Appomattox knew about the existence of Sailor's (or Saylor's) Creek Battlefield Historical State Park until Chris Calkins, a park ranger who used to operate the visitors center at Five Forks on the Petersburg battlefield, came on board to renovate the...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2015

I knew about Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek, but hadn't been near enough to ever stop by before. This was a well documented battlefield, fairly well preserved and well taken care of... as a part of the "Lee's Retreat" series near Appomattox Court House. The museum is...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2015

We stopped here as part of our Civil War Trust tour and were treated to a battlefield that is almost as pristine as it was back when the battle was fought. The welcome center has a great exhibit on the various articles and personal stories...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Chris Calkins and his team have built a gem of a historical Visitor Center and well interpreted battlefield. We toured this as part of the Civil War Trust's 2015 Annual Conference. Our Park Guide Zachary did an amazing job interpreting the battlefield and provided insight...More

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visited for the 150th Re-enactment and had a great time. My 8 year old son was quite impressed... this is the first re-enactment that we've been to and it didn't disappoint!

Thank Jon H
Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was a high point on our drive of following Lee's retreat from Richland to Appomattox Court House. The state has constructed a very pleasant visitor’s center that provides an overview of the history of the area and of the battle that took place here...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2014

Very enjoyable time. The park is not large and is totally not commercialized like some other Historic sites. The Park Rangers were very friendly and well informed. The visitors center is well appointed and contains many artifacts and materials related to the Confederate Army's retreat...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed October 27, 2014

I agree with other reviewers that Sailor's Creek Battlefield is an important and educational stop on the Lee's Retreat tour. I did not realize the significance of this battle. The loss of 7700 Confederate troops was a major factor leading to the surrender at Appomattox...More

Thank BaltimoreSkiBob
Reviewed May 17, 2014

Interesting visitor's center with nice maps on the wall and artifacts. I saw a library/research room although we did not go in or inquire about it. Friendly staff. There are a couple of trails with placards along the way, one of which is currently closed...More

1  Thank crkrts6
Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable and interesting day at Sailor's Creek Battlefield. We are Civil War buffs and have visited before, but we learn something new each time. This time was no different. The Visitor Center is very modern and informative. There...More

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