Petersburg National Battlefield preserves extensive fortifications and battlefields. Educational field trips are held at all three of the units, including City Point in Hopewell, Virginia, the Eastern front, in Petersburg, Virginia and Five Forks in Dinwiddie County.
City Point is located off of VA 10 onto Appomattox Street. A left on Cedar Lane takes you to the site.
The Eastern Front is located east of the city of Petersburg just off Va 36.
Five Forks is located Off of Route 460 in Dinwiddie County.
The specific locations of the educational field trips are as follows:
A Slave, A Plantation, A War
City Point, Hopewell, VA
City Under Siege
Tour Stop #1 / Visitor Center and Battery Five and/or
Portrait of a Soldier
Tour Stop #3 / Union Encampment and/or
Beans, Bullets, and Blankets
Woe to the Wounded
Tour Stop #1 / Visitors Center and Battery Five and/or
Tour Stop #1/Visitors Center and Battery Five/Stop #3 Union Encampment and/or
Did You Know?
Richard Eppes, owner of Appomattox Plantation, which is currently part of the Grant's HQ Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, noted that it took 8,320 pounds of bacon each year to feed his 127 enslaved people in 1860.