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Poplar Grove National Cemetery

8005 Vaughan Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-9785
+1 804-861-2488
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Beautiful, Recently-Restored Cemetery

Off-the-beaten path National Cemetery has many graves for known and unknown soldiers of the civil... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Roanoke, Virginia
via mobile
If you are a Diehard Civil War Buff

Poplar Grove National Cemetery is part of the Western Front Driving Tour of the Petersburg National... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Allen G
Richmond, Virginia
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8005 Vaughan Rd, Petersburg, VA 23805-9785
+1 804-861-2488
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Off-the-beaten path National Cemetery has many graves for known and unknown soldiers of the civil war primarily but also of other wars. Interesting interpretive leaflet available near gates; not always staffed; passport stamps available at battlefield visitors center. Separated from battlefield site. Now closed to...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

Poplar Grove National Cemetery is part of the Western Front Driving Tour of the Petersburg National Battlefield. The downside is most of route is either covered by modern development or bushes and trees. Getting to Poplar Grove from Petersburg National Battlefield, I would highly recommend...More

Thank Allen G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

It was interesting after visiting the Civil was battle sites to go pay our respects to the soldiers who died there.

Thank Sherry F
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Well kept with rows and rows of heroes. Free admission, public restrooms and parking. Stop and pay your respects.

Thank RobertAHammond
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Stone gardens aren't considered the best places to visit, but I couldn't resist this one. A reconstruction project was underway and we intruded, but were treated very nicely by the project's managing engineer and given a short tour. We were shown the grave of my...More

1  Thank MU S
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We stopped here after visiting the eastern battlefield at Petersburg and didn't walk the entire grounds. I'd visit the Hollywood Cemetery before this. However, this would be a good visit to see and pay respects.

Thank gatorhoosier
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Though still in use today there is a well of history amongst the old gravestones, a time past when the events of the day were bloody and steeped in misery.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Currently this site is closed to the public. Repairs are being made to the entire site. Plan to visit later. However, you can see over the wall into the cemetery but you will see only grass.

Thank LAPR1
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We visited on a dreary, drizzly day. Wandering the grounds, reading the stones and noting the number of "unknowns" brought home a reminder of the staggering waste and loss of the war.

Thank jepgirl
Reviewed 29 April 2015

While this cemetery is in an area considerably off the beaten path, it is a location not to be missed by those wishing to visualize the impact of the Siege of Petersburg. Thousands of simple government gravestones lie flush with the ground, many identified and...More

1  Thank ClarkWGrizwald
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