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Address: 9175 Willis Church Rd, Richmond, VA 23231-7821
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Signs indicated a "visitor's center." The only parking was limited and roadside. A local we spoke with said he's never seen it open. These grounds are walled and hold a cemetery... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
DPD123
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Richmond, Virginia
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we walked the battlefield, it gave us chills to think this is where men died. The battlefield was very impressive. Oddly enough, the scenery was beautiful. You can walk the trails or drive. Malvern Hill Battlefield is one of five battlefields known as Cold Harbor in Richmond. If you want to do the entire five battlefields, you will learn... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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190 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the final engagement of the union's first attempt to take Richmond in the spring of 1862. McClellan had fought and slowly pushed his way up the lower peninsula of VA with Magruder and then Joseph E Johnson opposing him leading the Southern forces. McClellan pushed Johnston to just 7 miles east of Richmond. Johnston was very good at... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Signs indicated a "visitor's center." The only parking was limited and roadside. A local we spoke with said he's never seen it open. These grounds are walled and hold a cemetery. There are several roadside placards further along. Up the road on our right there are two chimneys from a parsonage. A bit further is what I'd call the main... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My wife and I stopped here on a trip from Richmond on a scenic bypass rather than interstate. On of my great grandfathers was wounded here and according to my mother, had scars on his face for the rest of his life. So, we stopped here for a few minutes. I'm not sure exactly what we expected but the landscape... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had this place mostly to myself since it was a very hot and humid day. There is a short section of trail that is in the woods but most of what I walked is in an open field. It's true what others said that it's not really a hill, but you get a good perspective of what each side... More 

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Washington, DC
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215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

If you care at all about Civil War battles, it is always worth going to the actual field to see the topography. From reading, you might think that Malvern Hill is some kind of significant, tall hill. It's just a small rise in a field, not even a challenge to walk up or over. But it was enough to win... More 

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Aibonito, Puerto Rico
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

This is a country side and is the most important place in the Unites States. This place is where the United States civil war finish, but the place is not in good conditions, is like a forget place. The people like me who love the country stories , this place is important to know.

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Thank Luis C
Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The battlefield has been preserved from development and is still rather rural. Not much in the area but is very peaceful and rather unchanged. There are some interpretive signs but not many. The hike is peaceful.

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Thank BB55Fan
San Diego, California
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646 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Very nicely preserved site with clearly marked signs. I was impressed with the Visitor Center that gave a very detailed account of the battle and the campaign leading up to the battle.

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Thank ExploringViking96
Iowa
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520 reviews
202 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

For the casual historian this won't be very exciting as there are multiple canon placements, an open field, and a house on this historical site. For those who truly enjoy history, Malvern Hill is a must see as you can walk in the field of history. Just a few information placards and a small parking lot here, but it does... More 

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