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Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park

 
6541 Saylers Creek Road Rice, VA 23966
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Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park is a great place to stop for lunch because it's midway between Petersburg and Appomattox Court House. There are charcoal grills and picnic tables at the Overton-Hillsman House and the visitor center grounds. No water is available. A pit-toilet is available during daylight hours.

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Enjoy both recreation and history while touring Virginia State Parks. It’s an affordable and fun experience you won’t want to miss. Use the following details and suggestions to guide your road trip.   DAYS ONE & TWO: Bear Creek Lake State Park: Located in the heart of Cumberland County, this is the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors will enjoy the picturesque 40-acre lake, complete with boat launch, fishing pier, boat rentals and swimming beach. The park offers 6 miles of hiking trails and access to biking and horseback riding on adjacent State Forest land. Enjoy all the furnished comforts of home in well-appointed cabins and lodges, or enjoy getting back to basics around the campfire for the night with the family.   DAY THREE: High Bridge Trail State Park: Nearby, in downtown Farmville, are trailheads for the 30-mile multi-use High Bridge Trail that runs through three counties and five towns in Central Virginia. The trail’s centerpiece is the majestic High Bridge. When it opens, the bridge will be more than 2,400 feet long and 160 feet above the Appomattox River. The bridge, built in 1853, was the catalyst for a major Civil War battle. Confederate forces burned four spans of High Bridge, but failed to destroy the lower wagon bridge, allowing Federal forces to continue pursuit of Lee’s army north of the Appomattox River. IN THE KNOW PIT STOPS: Take the Civil War Trail’s Lee’s Retreat driving tour, which follows the course of critical action on roads that were used April 2–9, 1865. Short-range radio messages at more than 26 waysides along the way explain the historical activity. Five of these stops on Lee’s Retreat are at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park in Amelia County. This historical park was the scene of the last major battle of the American Civil War.
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Matthew F.
Jan. 18, 2017
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Very well done battlefield tour. The National Park Service (NPS) does excellent ranger walks, but the rangers in this State Park could give any NPS guy a...
Michael H.
June 5, 2015
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A fantastic stop on this important leg of the Civil War trail. This facility has a great interpretive center with friendly staff, a small gift shop and the...
TL S.
June 10, 2018
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This park is undergoing construction but it is still worth the visit. The views are stunning and it is full of historical significance. We wish the house...
 
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6541 Saylers Creek Rd, Rice VA
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