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Great informative walking trails

Approximately 2 miles of walking trails with placards explaining the Wilderness Battle. Trails are... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
dj m
Locust Grove, Virginia
Overland Campaign Begins

This is the first clash between Generals Grant and Lee after Grant is named general of all Union... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Denver, North Carolina
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Reviewed 31 December 2018

Approximately 2 miles of walking trails with placards explaining the Wilderness Battle. Trails are in good condition and placards are well worth stopping to read. Suggest traveling to left up the path from the exhibit center.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dj m
Reviewed 4 December 2018

The Wilderness National Military Park one of the civil war battlefields. You will see forests and some cannons.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank heikkih722
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is the first clash between Generals Grant and Lee after Grant is named general of all Union armies. Grant will bring a new style of fighting to the Union army; one that does not retreat after major battles. His object is to fight a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 823greggs
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Of the three battlefields in the Fredericksburg area, this is the only one that really doesn’t have any oversight. There is a outdoor exhibit area at stop 2 on the driving tour. There is good information there as well as a two mile walking loop....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Unlike Chancellorsville, this battle is a little less unknown. Not as much happened here, but it is worth your time to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had viewed Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville battlefields, so we decided to see the Wilderness battle area since it was not very far way. First stop was an outside enclosure that describes the battle and then you walk down a trail and read some plaques about...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ron K
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Battle of the Wilderness lasted from May 5-7, 1864, at the beginning of the Overland Campaign between Conf. Gen. Robert E. Lee & Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. The north suffered 18, 000 casualties-killed , wounded & captured/missing, while the south 11,000. The battle...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jack L
Reviewed 12 August 2017

When over 120,000 Union troops under Gen. Grant left Culpeper and crossed the Rapidan River at the Germanna Ford, the stage was set. Although their is not a lot of quantity, you do have quality both in exhibits and in teaching from the Rangers on...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This was a 2 mile trail in the Wilderness where it was very dark even though it was day light when I went. almost didn't find my way out.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank William M
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Fascinating battle field. It is a bit on the somber side when you learn what happened here. In my opinion it is very important to learn what happened here and how important it is to preserve these sites.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank David H
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