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Richmond National Battlefield Park

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Address: 3215 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223-7517
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Boom! Worth a visit.

Haunting memories of an amazing battle this facility is worth a visit and it gets you out ad about around the Richmond area. We did a driving tour of all the key battle grounds... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Mac W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Haunting memories of an amazing battle this facility is worth a visit and it gets you out ad about around the Richmond area. We did a driving tour of all the key battle grounds around the Richmond area (map supplied at the National Battlefield) and it took us around 4 to 5 hours without really doing everything in detail. Totally... More 

Thank Mac W
Gainesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We toured the Tredegar Iron Works as part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Although there is no entrance fee, your Annual National Park Pass will get you validated parking for this site. The old iron works was interesting, as was the museum display, including the large cannon and accessories on the upper floor. The Park Ranger demonstrated the steps... More 

Thank Jolene B
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

There are 4 visitor centers and one can start the tour at any of them. However, two are seasonal. The entire tour is about 90 mi. I would suggest doing Richmond on one day and the rest on another day. There are many battlefields included with pathways and information signs. What I most got out of the tour was how... More 

3 Thank Lady_Sadie
Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I visited the 1862 Seven Days Battlefields, Gaines Mill and Malvern Hill are not too miss. Should take you about 4 hours.

1 Thank firstcorps
Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Richmond Battlefield Park consists of many locations in and around Richmond. As part of anyone's understanding of American history, you should visit at least one of the many battlefields in the area. Pick up a map, make the drive, and allow enough time to gaine a sense of the importance of what happened there more than 150 years ago.

1 Thank Jackpine1
Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This review only pertains to the visitor center at Tredegar Ironworks. The site is extensive and interesting. It was pretty gutted and sold off when it passed to the park service and has been turned into a worthwhile destination. Without it productive capacity, there would likely have been a much shorter conflict. It was that significant. The exhibits are well... More 

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Zellwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Nothing compare to the potential for a spiritual experience when walking on the spots where our American ancestors--C.S.A. and U.S.A. soldiers--PATRIOTS ALL fought and died. Learning about the history of our beloved country is a bonus that only adds deeper insight to the soldiers' experiences.

1 Thank MarilynGOCWRT
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We have our favorite battlefields and forts we take visitors to but all give a sense of awe when you consider the life and times of those who fought for their view and principles they held dear for this country. We often go to the various forts in the Varina area and Cold Harbor but be sure to get a... More 

1 Thank mjrgnsn
Christiansburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is an expansive park with many locations within Richmond and the surrounding countryside. Easy to get to with provided tour maps from visitors center.

1 Thank Robert C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

I absolutely hate that each location isn't it's own entry on Trip Advisor. Exploring the Richmond battlefields and Civil War sites, along with understanding them, is enough to fill a dedicated week, maybe two. The parts of the "park" are spread as far as 2.5 hours apart (Appomattox Courthouse from Beaver Dam Creek). No way they should classify as a... More 

7 Thank Evan D

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