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Civil War Historic Sites

Reviews of battlefield parks and historic sites of the American Civil War (1861-1865)

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Fort Sumter, constructed as a coastal defense fort in Charleston Harbor, is famous as the location where the Civil War began. Following the announced succession of South Carolina from the Union in December, 1860, US Army troops in the Charleston …
  2. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Manassas, Virginia, USA
    Manassas National Battlefield Park preserves the setting of the first major battle of the Civil War and of a second battle the following year. The First and Second Battle of Manassas (or Battles of Bull Run as they are also known) were significant po…
    This review was featured on Thursday October 29th, 2009
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Fort Ward in Alexandria, Virginia, was one of a series of Union earthwork fortifications constructed around the perimiter of Washington, DC, during the Civil War. Fort Ward was to guard against any attempted Confederate advance along the Leesburg Tur…
  4. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Manassas, Virginia, USA
    Ben Lomond is one of the few plantation homes in the Manassas vicinity to have survived to the present day. It was built in 1837, somewhat on the newer side for a Virginia historic house. But, it has seen its share of history and Prince William Count…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Leesburg, Virginia, USA
    Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, maintained by the Northern Virginia Regional park Authority, preserved the location of the Civil War Battle of Ball's Bluff. The battle took place on 21 October 1861. Ball's Bluff National Cemetery is also loca…
  6. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Woodbridge, Virginia, USA
    Leesylvania Sate Park is a 542 acre wooded park along the Potomac River between Powells Creek and Neabsco Creek in Prince William County. The park includes the prominent Freestone Point bluffs. The park area was once part of Leesylvania Plantation…
  7. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Tybee Island, Georgia, USA
    Fort Pulaski National Monument preserves the site of a coastal defense fort built to protect Savannah Harbor but saw its greatest action during the Civil War. The fort was named for Casimir Pulaski, a Polish soldier who came to fight with the Contine…
  8. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Yorktown, Virginia, USA
    Yorktown Battlefield is the site where combined American and French forces lay siege to the British Army under Lord Cornwallis. On October 19, 1781, Cornwallis surrendered to the allies, effectively marking the end of the American Revolution and vict…
  9. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Newport News, Virginia, USA
    The Mariners' Museum in Newport News is one of largest museums of seafaring. Themed galleries are the Age of Exploration, Age of Steam, Defending the Seas, the Small Craft Center, and the Chesapeake Bay. Much of the story of seafaring is told thr…
  10. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Winchester, Virginia, USA
    the Old Court House Civil War Museum is the former Frederick County Courthouse building in downtown Winchester. It's located on Courthouse Square in the center of the Loudoun Street pedestrian mall. The 1840 Greek Revival building saw the city of Win…
  11. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fairfax, Virginia, USA
    The Battle of Ox Hill (or Battle of Chantilly) took place on 1 September 1862. The battle was sandwiched between two much larger and more noted battles, Second Manassas and Antietam. It was a follow-up to the first and a precursor to the second. Thou…
  12. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Sharpsburg, Maryland, USA
    Antietam National Battlefield park commemorates a significant and costly event in the Civil War. On September 17, 1862, a Confederate army under Robert E. Lee met Union forces near the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland. After the battle of Second Manassas…
    This review was featured on Monday June 1st, 2009
  13. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Saint George, Bermuda
    Bermuda and American history intersect once again in St. George at the Bermuda National Trust Museum. (Not to be confused with the larger National Museum of Bermuda at the Royal Naval Dockyard.) This museum is located in the former Globe Hotel. B…
  14. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA
    St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Fairfax Station, is one of the most picturesque churches in Fairfax County, Virginia. But, it has seen its share of history. The church was built in 1858-1860 to serve Irish immigrant railway workers. Soon, the con…
  15. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    Gettysburg has become almost synonymous with the American Civil War. It is the most well-known battle of the war and is often considered the turning point of the conflict. In his famous Gettysburg Address to dedicate the National Cemetery on the batt…
  16. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    The David Wills House in Gettysburg is the home where Abraham Lincoln stayed the night before he delivered his Gettysburg Address and the place where he put the finishing touches on one of the most famous of all speeches. The house is a museum and an…
  17. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Middletown, Virginia, USA
    Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park commemorates the Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek. The engagement on October 19, 1864, near Middletown, VA, ended as a decisive Union victory. The strategic Shenandoah Valley had been contended thro…
  18. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Farmville, Virginia, USA
    Sailor's Creek (or Sayler's Creek) Battlefield is not one of the well-known Civil War sites. But, it is the site of the last major battle of the Civil War. After the Union capture of Petersburg and Richmond on April 3, 1865, Robert E. Lee evacuate…
  19. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Clinton, Maryland, USA
    The Surratt House Museum (also known as the Mary Surratt House) was the home of the Surratt family in Clinton, Maryland. It is most famous for the roles it played in the plots to kidnap or assassinate Abraham Lincoln in the last days of the Civil War…
  20. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Waldorf, Maryland, USA
    The Dr. Mudd House Museum presents the rural Maryland home of Dr. Samuel Mudd (1833-1883). Dr. Mudd was the physician who treated John Wilkes Booth after Booth had shot Abraham Lincoln. A most interesting story is presented by this house museum. T…
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