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during the Civil War and the need came for a centralized cemetery. In July 1866, the federal government established City Point National Cemetery. Many of those buried here were transferred from other cemeteries. The cemetery closed to new burials in July 1971. City Point National Cemetery is located at 10th Avenue and Davis Street, Hopewell. For more information, call (804) 795-2031.


suitable for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding. The Eastern Front Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield is located at 5001 Siege Road in Petersburg. Petersburg National Battlefield was created in order to commemorate the campaign and siege and defense of Petersburg in 1864 and 1865. The park staff is committed to preserving and protecting the historical, cultural, and natural resources within the park in a manner that will provide interpretation, education, and enjoyment for the visitors. Petersburg National Battlefield is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Visitor Center and Contact Stations hours of operation are 9:00 am

Petersburg National Battlefield The Eastern Front Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield is the location where Union troops made their first major attacks on the City of Petersburg in mid-June, 1864. Today, visitors can and Detail learn more about the his- KEEP IT CLEAN AT KEEP IT CLEAN! military sundays $5 Off Mondays tory of the site by touring the museum, viewing the 17 minute video, or travelling the Unit’s four-mile, seven-stop 2 convenient locations tour road. There are also 2199 COUNTY DR., PETERSBURG, VA 26003 COX ROAD, RICHMOND, VA 804-733-7222 10 miles of nature trails 804-324-4541 • 804-832-3676


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