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Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park

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Nice Low Key Side Trip

Interesting visitor's center with nice maps on the wall and artifacts. I saw a library/research... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2014
A fascinating Civil War site!

My wife and I spent a very enjoyable and interesting day at Sailor's Creek Battlefield. We are... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2013
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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

Date of experience: May 2014
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

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank Phil1863
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

Date of experience: July 2013
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

Date of experience: July 2013
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.

Date of experience: July 2012
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

Date of experience: May 2013
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.

Date of experience: March 2013
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

Date of experience: October 2012
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

Date of experience: July 2012
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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