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Key Civil War Sites
Virginia Civil War Trails: More than 500 historic sites in Virginia are marked and interpreted by easily accessible waysides. Maps and guides are available at visitor centers and museums throughout Virginia or can be downloaded at www.civilwartrails.org.
Richmond National Battlefield Park: Thirteen sites and four visitor centers tell the story of fighting around Richmond. www.nps.gov/rich.
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial: Four major battlefields (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House) are fascinating to explore. www.nps.gov/frsp.
Petersburg National Battlefield: Thirteen sites and three visitor centers focus on the longest siege of the Civil War. Battle of the Crater site is included.www.nps.gov/pete.
Pamplin Historical Park & the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier: Interpreted battlefield, museums, antebellum homes, and living history demonstrations. This is one of the most original concepts among Civil War historic sites. www.pamplinpark.org.
American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar: First museum to examine the Civil War equally from Union, Confederate, and African-American perspectives. www.tredegar.org.
Museum and White House of the Confederacy: The largest collection of military artifacts in the America, including uniforms and swords of Confederate high command. The White House has been restored to its wartime appearance and is furnished with many original items.www.moc.org.
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