Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historic State Park

Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historic State Park
Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historic State Park
Address
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
6541 Saylers Creek Road
Rice, VA 23966
Region Central Virginia
Locality Prince Edward
Park office: (804) 561-7510
Customer Care Center: (804) 933-7275
Park email sailorscreek@dcr.virginia.gov
Reservation Center email resvs@dcr.virginia.gov
Park web page www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek.shtml
State Park website www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/index.shtml

Nearly a quarter of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army, more than 7,700 men, were killed, wounded or captured on April 6, 1865, at the battle of Sailor’s Creek. Lee surrendered his army 72 hours later at Appomattox Court House. The Overton-Hillsman farmhouse, circa 1780, is open to the public for guided tours. The house was restored to reflect the 1865 conditions the family and soldiers experienced when the house served as a Union field hospital. The park’s visitor center houses exhibits showcasing artifacts and research about the battles of Sailor’s Creek and the war’s impact on the citizens of Southside Virginia. Visitors will be taken back that wet spring day when both armies and a galaxy of generals met at Sailor’s Creek for what was the last major battle of the American Civil War in Virginia. Living history events take place every April during the anniversary of the battle. Please contact the park office for information about interpretive programs. Motorists traveling along Lee’s Retreat can learn more about the battle by tuning their radios to AM 1610.




Last Updated: 11/6/2014 1:34 PM
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