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Nice fall walk

Went to the battlefield during a recent trip to visit family. Beautiful fall day. The colors were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Start of Gen. Robert E. Lee's triuphs.

This is the third battle of the Seven Day's Battles fought June 27, between Gen. Lee & union Gen... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Jack L
East Syracuse, New York
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“Nice fall walk”
14 Oct 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the battlefield during a recent trip to visit family. Beautiful fall day. The colors were great. Great photo opportunities

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jbinny13
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We love all the battlefields in Mechanicsville. This one is located down a narrow road, off the beaten path. There is a nice trail to follow with good signage and lots of history facts, some cannons and an old house. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I stopped by while in the area on business. The weather was nice so I took a nice walk through the battlefield. The battlefield is smaller and off the beaten path but worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ElCid83
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This is the third battle of the Seven Day's Battles fought June 27, between Gen. Lee & union Gen. Fitz Porter, with Gen. Lee suffering 8,000 losses vs. 6831 union loses. The battlefield comprises 2,000 acres, however a visitor will only see a small fraction....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jack L
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This battlefield is great. Arrived early in the morning a only a few people there. There are paths through the woods you can walk with historical markers. There are also cannons that are not sealed, one even had a blue birds nest inside. This is...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 30 March 2016

I love touring and walking through these historical sites. Every one of them is different but still manage to remind of of the WBTS

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank WestieLadyOne
Reviewed 14 January 2016

The story about the battle at Gaines' Mill is sobering. It is hard to visualize that as beautiful and peaceful as it is now. The park is in excellent shape. You have to get off the beaten path to find it. But it is worth...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Rob R
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Nice walking trail that is well marked and easy to follow. Pinned in by private property so watch the signs. There is an extended walk that is supposed to lead to a view but the bushes were so high nothing could be seen.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank TonyTTA
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Toured as part of the Civil War Trust Annual Conference on 4 June . Amazing how close to Cold Harbor battlefield so be sure to see both.

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank 836thomasd
Reviewed 17 April 2015

The NPS owns a small portion of the land over which this large battle was fought. When taking the walking trail, you will learn that CSA troops charged down the relatively steep slope of a hill opposite the creek, in an attempt to overrun Union...More

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank Kevin W
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