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Cold Harbor Battlefield Park

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Address: 5515 Anderson-Wright Dr., Mechanicsville, VA 23111
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Family and dog LOVE it!

We love walking the trails here even in the snow. Our dog is off leash trained and this has always been an awesome place to take her walking. Though slippery in many places we... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
DEMetcalf
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love walking the trails here even in the snow. Our dog is off leash trained and this has always been an awesome place to take her walking. Though slippery in many places we even enjoy walking here in the snow.

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Thank DEMetcalf
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favorite things about living in Virginia is the rich history behind it, particularly the battlefields and trails. Like other reviewers have said, the trails are just beautiful and really do give you a humbling aspect of what life was like for the soldiers during the Civil War. I highly recommend any history lover to visit Cold Harbor... More 

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1 Thank Kimberly M
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This small park preserves portions of the much-larger battlefield. Stop at the interpretive center and get the free map showing the loop roads and trails. Hundreds of earthworks/trenches and gun positions remain to be seen from the car. Stop and view the few monuments to the fallen soldiers of both armies.

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1 Thank mcdh4561
Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a much smaller battlefield than I expected. It's one loop with a few pull offs where you can stop and listen to a recorded message. You can either drive or walk. Cold Harbor is close to Richmond, so if you only have an hour or so, you can squeeze it in.

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2 Thank Scott C
Edinburgh
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133 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Once again the NPS wins with this great site. Best for a nice day where you can walk around their various trails. The small visitor centre has a good electric map story and a nice shop (and bathrooms). Park up the car and walk around the woods of battle. A great afternoon out.

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1 Thank Mac W
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Fantastic experience, full of history. I did know of the battle, but not very much. I wish I read about it before I went I think it would have really help put everything in prospective. I highly recommend walking the trails(The Extended Trail) it was amazing to see all the trenches along with walking the exact trails that many solider... More 

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1 Thank awils58
Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My first visit to Cold Harbor was the day after Christmas. I nearly had it to myself, and saw as many deer as people. Cold Harbor was a brutal battle. I recommend reading up on the battle itself before your visit, because walking it now it's hard to imagine what happened there. Take the time to hike the long trail... More 

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1 Thank Jackpine1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This park is near by and GW and I walk the trails (easily a mile route) very often. Mostly shade and trails go right where the soldiers were. We have deep respect for the sacrifices here.

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1 Thank Teresa W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the Cold Harbor Battlefield on our way to the Outer Banks. We were traveling with dogs, and this was perfect as it was primarily outdoors. This battlefield has amazingly preserved trenches from the war. Standing next to the trenches really helps you imagine a day in the life of a soldier. Each of the three sites has information... More 

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2 Thank Heather S
Hope Mills, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this battlefield while heading back to North Carolina. My 5x great grandfather fought here so I've always wanted to visit. There wasn't much to see here in the way of artifacts and monuments so in that respect it was disappointing. We did enjoy the walking trail though. Its a nice walk through the battlefield with several stops along... More 

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