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Lee's Retreat

425 Cockade Aly, Petersburg, VA 23803-4556
+1 804-733-2400
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decided not to go

decided not to go - was a self driving tour and the children were not into a history lesson... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Petersburg, Virginia
An historic trip from Petersburg to Appomattox

My wife and I were one of first of the Civil War buffs who traveled the roads of Lee's Retreat when... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2015
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
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8 Feb 2016
“decided not to go”
20 Aug 2015
“An historic trip from Petersburg to Appomattox”
425 Cockade Aly, Petersburg, VA 23803-4556
+1 804-733-2400
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

decided not to go - was a self driving tour and the children were not into a history lesson -- especially a civil war lesson

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Reviewed 21 August 2015

My wife and I were one of first of the Civil War buffs who traveled the roads of Lee's Retreat when the 26-stop trip between Petersburg and Appomattox was introduced a few years ago. What a wonderful and novel idea. Contrary to some critical reviews,...More

4  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 9 April 2015

More than you thought you'd want to know about this week in our countries history. Lots of action in a compressed period of time.

Reviewed 21 March 2015

This is so poorly marked it should be a car club road rally. It is in Boonies Country and all you have is little bitty signs that may or may not be properly located. It goes through interesting (read rural) countryside tho, and it is...More

1  Thank Cadet62
Reviewed 22 January 2015

As a history buff, I was really excited about following Lee's Retreat. What a novel idea to provide driving directions to locations where battles and skirmishes took place and then have radio broadcasts at those locations describing the events leading up to the battle. To...More

2  Thank 98,502
Reviewed 13 December 2014

Enjoyed the drive and seeing the distance covered by these amazing men in the Confederate army. Drive gets a little long before you reach Appomattox, but good scenery and interesting history. Some of the radio broadcasts at the individual sites were not working. Fortunately, I...More

2  Thank Doug W
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Great drive into history. Felt Petersburg did not value its place in history and failed to commemorate 150th anniversary of Siege of Petersburg. Was this racially motivated?. The other sites on the way to Appomattox seemed more aware of the significance. Looking forward to returning...More

1  Thank Anna S
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Lees retreat covers the roadways, scenic stops and attractions from Petersburg and Richmond heading West to a dozen or more key stops. Its well marked and several locations have exhibits and other sights to visit. The parks associated with the retreat are a testament to...More

1  Thank Muldunespeaks
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Traveling, even if mostly by car, in the footsteps of Lee's retreat and the end of the Civil War is fascinating--not to mention, the countryside in that area is beautiful.

2  Thank BarbaraBetty
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I recently attempted to drive the Lee's Retreat route in reverse from Appomatox. The only guide I had was a standard road atlas and a route I traced from the Lee's Retreat website. The route is well marked with signs and the recorded information you...More

6  Thank sloomis31
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