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Beginning of the End

More than you thought you'd want to know about this week in our countries history. Lots of action... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2015
ROBERT D
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MINNEAPOLIS
Great history

Enjoyed the drive and seeing the distance covered by these amazing men in the Confederate army... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2014
Doug W
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Littleton, CO
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Walk in the footsteps of,those that came before us. Cobblestones streets, houses and buildings that have been here since before the Revolutionary War.

Thank Dizymaus
Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

110 miles from the battle of the crater to Appomattox. A long weeks march in April 1865, under Union pressure and short on all supplies. 110 years later, April 1975, 35 soldiers from Ft Lee retraced that route, on foot, stopping to camp at the...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2016

decided not to go - was a self driving tour and the children were not into a history lesson -- especially a civil war lesson

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Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I were one of first of the Civil War buffs who traveled the roads of Lee's Retreat when the 26-stop trip between Petersburg and Appomattox was introduced a few years ago. What a wonderful and novel idea. Contrary to some critical reviews,...More

4  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed April 8, 2015

More than you thought you'd want to know about this week in our countries history. Lots of action in a compressed period of time.

Thank ROBERT D
Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is so poorly marked it should be a car club road rally. It is in Boonies Country and all you have is little bitty signs that may or may not be properly located. It goes through interesting (read rural) countryside tho, and it is...More

1  Thank Cadet62
Reviewed January 21, 2015

As a history buff, I was really excited about following Lee's Retreat. What a novel idea to provide driving directions to locations where battles and skirmishes took place and then have radio broadcasts at those locations describing the events leading up to the battle. To...More

3  Thank 98,502
Reviewed December 12, 2014

Enjoyed the drive and seeing the distance covered by these amazing men in the Confederate army. Drive gets a little long before you reach Appomattox, but good scenery and interesting history. Some of the radio broadcasts at the individual sites were not working. Fortunately, I...More

2  Thank Doug W
Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great drive into history. Felt Petersburg did not value its place in history and failed to commemorate 150th anniversary of Siege of Petersburg. Was this racially motivated?. The other sites on the way to Appomattox seemed more aware of the significance. Looking forward to returning...More

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed July 26, 2014

Lees retreat covers the roadways, scenic stops and attractions from Petersburg and Richmond heading West to a dozen or more key stops. Its well marked and several locations have exhibits and other sights to visit. The parks associated with the retreat are a testament to...More

1  Thank Muldunespeaks
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