Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
provides a full day of exploring and learning about the Civil War
and life in the antebellum South. The Park includes four museums,
four historic buildings, and self-guided tours of the Breakthrough
Battlefield and Tudor Hall Plantation. Most visitors discover that
they need four or more hours to truly experience everything the
Park has to offer. A minimum of two hours is recommended.
Sample visiting times at main venues:
|The National Museum of the Civil
|Tudor Hall Plantation and the Field Quarter
|Military Encampment and Fortifications Exhibit
The Breakthrough Trail and Headwaters Trail offer a combined three
miles of interpreted walks. Visitors can select from a variety of
hikes ranging from fifteen-minute strolls to a walk of two hours.
A free audio guide allows visitors to customize their own tours
of Tudor Hall Plantation and the Breakthrough Battlefield. You may
an mp3 audio tour and a map
of the Breakthrough Battlefield.
Vending machines offering cold drinks and snacks are available at
the Battlefield Center. Restrooms are located at the National Museum
of the Civil War Soldier, Tudor Hall Plantation, and the Battlefield
Center. Picnic facilities for Park visitors are available near the
National Museum of the Civil War Soldier.
and motorized scooters may be available for those needing assistance
with mobility. Wheelchairs may be borrowed free of charge and
used both indoors and outdoors but are not suitable for battlefield
trails. Scooters have a weight limit of 375 lbs., and are for
outdoor use only. The cost of renting a scooter for the day
is $5. Please check for availability upon admission (scooters
may be reserved for up to 30 days ahead of your planned visit).
Lodging and camping are available within five minutes of the Park
and in Petersburg and other nearby communities.
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Historical Park) uses an impressive array of high-tech and interactive
displays, artifacts and period costumed interpreters to provide
an evenhanded view of the rank-in-file soldier experience during
the Civil War.”