Petersburg National Battlefield Eastern Front
Almost one quarter of the Civil War was fought around Petersburg for control of the railroads and supply lines that the Confederacy desperately needed for survival. Petersburg National Battlefield tells the story of the nine and one-half month siege that caused the collapse of the Confederacy. *A highlight of the Eastern Front driving tour is the scene of one of the War's most spectacular events, the Battle of the Crater. Admission fee charged. Visitor Center and gift shop on site.
5001 Siege Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 732-3531 ext. 200