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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

Nice piece of history. The lookout tower view is amazing. Very nice battlefield to visit. Picnic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
981keithy
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Beckley, West Virginia
Amazing little battlefield park

This is an amazing little battlefield to visit. There are a good amount of markers that explain... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
TampaLover
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“small museum” (8 reviews)
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Box 189 HC 64, Hillsboro, WV 24946-9719
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice piece of history. The lookout tower view is amazing. Very nice battlefield to visit. Picnic areas are available

Thank 981keithy
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is an amazing little battlefield to visit. There are a good amount of markers that explain what happened at the battle. The lookout tower also provides an amazing view.

Thank TampaLover
Reviewed 22 June 2017

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 22 June 2017

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 26 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 1 August 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
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