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Petersburg National Battlefield
The site where the longest battle of the civil war took place, Petersburg National Battlefield is located in Petersburg, Virginia, just outside of Hopewell. The Petersburg Battlefield is located in Central Virginia, not far from Richmond, with easy access from several directions. There are many ways that visitors can learn about this historic battle in addition to viewing the battlefield for themselves.
The Park located at the Battlefield offers a junior ranger program to engage children and expose them to the history and excitement of Petersburg. In addition to the ranger program, Battlefield staff works directly with teachers to create customized educational programs for students in the classroom as well as during visits to Petersburg. For general visitors and families there are thirty-three miles of route laid out in order to visit the entirety of the park. The thirty-three mile journey includes three visitor centers that offer a wealth of information covering the history of the war in addition to the battle of Petersburg. Apart from the visitor’s centers, travelers are invited to stop at historic sites along the route, which include General Grant’s Headquarters and the Appomattox Plantation.
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