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    Petersburg

    National Battlefield Virginia

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Things To Do

Let's Go Outside!

Looking for a way to get some exercise and learn something too? Petersburg National Battlefield has some great opportunities for adults and children to learn more about history and nature all while participating in some healthy outdoor activities.

Hiking and bicycle trails can be found at both the Eastern Front (Main) Unit and the Five Forks Battlefield Unit. Outdoor exhibits are located near these trails which will help you understand the historic significance of Petersburg National Battlefield.

Fishing is an activity available at the Grant's Headquarters Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield. Take some time after fishing to tour the same grounds General Grant and President Lincoln walked along in the spring of 1865. Know that the area where the fishing pier is located was the site of one of the largest wharf buildings that stored vital supplies needed by the Union Army during the Siege of Petersburg.

For more information about "Things To Do" at Petersburg National Battlefield, call (804) 732-3531 ext. 200.

Click here to download our Eastern Front Trail Map

Click here to download our Five Forks Trail Map

 

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Did You Know?

The Crater in Petersburg

The 4th Division of the Union 9th Corps lost 209 men killed and wounded at the Battle of the Crater. Poplar Grove National Cemetery is the resting spot for 331 United States Colored Troops. Most of these men are unidentified burials from the Crater battlefield. (Petersburg Nat'l Battlefield)