The intro video was very good. The field is manageable with a car. What is left of the crater is surprisingly small, in my opinion. It was a rare thrill to see this place. I recommend watching the intro to the film Cold Harbor to get a sense of the violence that occurred in this place.
This park covers a lot of real estate in four separate locations. We didn't do too much exploring on foot (our knees don't hike much any more) but there are plenty of trails for those who do. Spent more than a half day at the various visitor centers; all great, the one at Five Forks our favorite for the fine... 更多
My sons love history so I thought we would make a quick hour stop on our way home from Richmond to Charlotte. 3 hours later we left feeling satisfied but could have spent more time taking it all in. It really is up to you for how long it will take. The short movie was a great introduction. We were... 更多
I went on a hike today of this beautiful park and enjoyed every step. I started at the Welcome Center and was greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff. I was invite to see a 18 min video which was eye opening. I then went on a 4 mile group hike and learned more history about the battle that... 更多
Seriously people. The National Park Service is worth every cent that goes towards it. The people are knowledgeable and the information is always well presented. Petersburg is a testiment to this. There is a driving tour of key sites and some great walks. Give it a couple of hours - car required.
We had a day and a half to relax and tour, the National Battlefield Park was excellent. Absolute musts are stopping at the visitor information centers first. Rangers are worth their weight in gold. Each stop was well cared for, with appropriate signage. Perhaps it was the time of year, but we never ran into crowds. Great experience.
I heard about running this. Most of it was on the road but it was a good 3.2 mile run to the gate so a good 10K out and back. Their are some long hills. Not steep but slow inclines and spread out enough to hurt you when you're getting tired. It was nice to have the shading of the... 更多
There is much to see and to explore intros park. You can drive through but should stop at various locations to see the sites of battles and the Crater. Very interesting historic site.