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Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Box 189 HC 64, Hillsboro, WV 24946-9719
+1 304-653-4254
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A piece of history

Untouched grave sites of fallen soldiers, letters from soldiers to loved ones and a small museum of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
John K
The lookout tower is probably the highlight of the park

I admit this area confused me a bit. I went to the visitors area and the buildings were closed... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
alman4869
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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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Site of the largest Civil War engagement of West Virginia's history, this state park has beautiful mountain views and plenty of recreation opportunities.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“civil war” (10 reviews)
“great view” (8 reviews)
“small museum” (6 reviews)
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Box 189 HC 64, Hillsboro, WV 24946-9719
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+1 304-653-4254
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Untouched grave sites of fallen soldiers, letters from soldiers to loved ones and a small museum of other artifacts really make this place come alive and help to underscore the importance that the American Civil War has in our history. After taking in the observation...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 days ago

I admit this area confused me a bit. I went to the visitors area and the buildings were closed. There was a small museum on the property you can visit to learn about the different skirmishes and to see a few artifacts from the battle....More

Thank alman4869
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Amazing trip every year with amazing views and amazing history. We come here once a year every October. The view alone from the watch tower is worth the trip. Nice picnic area and beautiful scenery all throughout the park.

Thank 560tiffanym
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This park is a nice little history lesson in a beautiful setting. When we first drove into the park we saw 2 headstones and a monument to those who had died in this battle on Droop Mountain. There was also a cannon. As we drove...More

Thank Connie F
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Many places in eastern WV to view spots of historical value. This is one. Amazing that less than two hundred years ago our forefathers were able to travel and fight in this expansive terrain. Droop mountain provides one of the views that encompasses the valley...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The place was breath taking at the tower over look. It isn't wheelchair accessible but just being there on top of the mountain gives you the same view. You can see for miles over the mountains. Such a lovely view. There are many areas in...More

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My wife and I stopped at Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park on our vacation at Snowshoe in West Virginia. This is a free attraction which features a winding road through the site of a battle that occurred here in 1863. We enjoyed a picnic lunch...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

If you like civil war history, this is a nice, compact park to see. The short drive through the densely wooded battlefield has informational markers at many locations. Culminating at the lookout, which offers striking views of the valley below. It also tells the tale...More

Thank tropicalfan
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Such a beautiful place! Everything is well marked. We got a great history lesson. The battles came to life. I'd love to go again.

Thank sally8363
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful forested area rich with Civil War history. There is a small museum, soldiers grave sites, cannon and several trails, which are worth hiking. There is a lookout tower at the end of the road which opens up to a panoramic view...More

Thank hurricanemama
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