"Petersburg National Battlefield - Petersburg, VA" Eastern Front Visitor Center - Petersburg, Virginia
Posted by: gparkes
N 37° 14.623 W 077° 21.413
18S E 290949 N 4124512
Quick Description: This visitor center is on the eastern side of the park, interpreting activites in 1864 and 1865 during the Siege of Petersburg.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2010 8:06:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM9BF1
The National Park Service states in the Petersburg National Battlefield website:
Petersburg National Battlefield Park is located in south-central Virginia approximately 25 miles south of Richmond, Virginia. The park encompasses a large area with battlefield sites and visitor centers located in Dinwiddie, Hopewell and Prince George Counties.
The park commemorates the nine and one-half month siege of this city from June 1864 - April 1865. A driving tour of the battlefields outlined on the park map includes 13 separate sites with three visitor centers along a 33 mile route. A full day is required to experience the entire battlefield park.
The Eastern Front Visitor Center offers exhibits and audio-visual programs that introduce the story of the siege and its place and impact on the course of the Civil War.
The Eastern Front Visitor Center is the best place for visitors to start their visit to this National Park. Brochures, maps and information can be obtained from Park Rangers and volunteers for making best use of your time.