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  Petersburg National Battlefield
Located in Petersburg, VA
Operating Hours, Seasons
The Eastern Front unit is open 9:00 am - 5:00 pm every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Fees to get in
CAR - To get to the Eastern Front's visitor center from I-95 & I-85: Take the Wythe Street (Rt. 36 east) exit. Turn onto this
one-way road and follow it 2.5 miles to the park entrance on the right. From 295: Take exit 9B onto Rt. 36 west to park
entrance on the right just past Fort Lee.
From the North on I-95
Take I-95 to Petersburg. Take exit #52 to Wythe Street. (Note: Stay in left lane of the exit ramp ramp for Wythe Street.) At
Wythe Street (VA Route 36) turn left at the light. Travel east to the park entrance (2.5 miles) on the right.
From I-295
Take I-295 to exit 9B (VA Route 36). Continue west on Route 36 to the park entrance on the left.
Ranger Guided Horseback Tours Available by Request at Petersburg National Battlefield
If you own a horse and would like to see history from a different perspective, come join a knowledgeable park ranger as
he leads you on a horseback tour of Petersburg National Battlefield.
Venture off the beaten path and travel through areas where soldiers built trenches, rested in huts, bonded with other
soldiers, and suffered the deprivations of war. Soldiers from north and south spent nine and a half months either
defending Petersburg or trying to conquer it. Your visit may only be for the afternoon but once you have completed the
tour, you’ll have a better understanding of what was the longest event of the American Civil War. Emphasis will be given
to the role of horses and mules in Army life.
For more information and/or reservations, please call ranger Randy Watkins at (804) 732-3531.