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Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park

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Must stop on Lee's Retreat

Chris Calkins lives in an antebellum mansion in Petersburg. A longtime park service ranger, he once... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2013
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful battlefield and museum

My time here was limited. I found the museum informative and their personnel extremely... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2013
Clyde, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Chris Calkins lives in an antebellum mansion in Petersburg. A longtime park service ranger, he once worked at Five Forks on the Petersburg battlefield. Now he works at Sailor's Creek, the site of the last major battle of the Civil War, on the road of...More

3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed July 13, 2013

My time here was limited. I found the museum informative and their personnel extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The museum has restrooms and out in this location is a necessity. LOL. You will enjoy this place especially if you have an avid interest in the civil...More

2  Thank michaelwhite3268
Reviewed June 8, 2013

As with all the other Civil War sites I have visited, I found this the same. It is continual repetition and although interesting, only merits one visit.

1  Thank booksVa
Reviewed June 5, 2013

My grandson and I started with a tour of the excellent Petersburg Civil War attractions, then followed the path to Appomattox. Sailors Creek is a very necessary stop. The beautiful visitors center was recently completed and the nearby Hillsman House has been restored beautifully (this...More

1  Thank ATravelingVirginian
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Made a stop here this week also, great place for Civil war Buffs. My friend is a big history buff so it was a must stop for her. Also go to the museum of the Confederacy in Richmond.

Thank rob w
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
Reviewed July 3, 2012

The ranger at the visitor center explained how the battle occurred and progressed. Using paintings, maps and the window at the visitors center, he showed us where the important battles and surrender took place and pointed out important military figures in the paintings. He was...More

1  Thank WhisperDowntheLane
Reviewed February 1, 2012

There isn't a lot to see there. It isn't a big battlefield.

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