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Five Forks Battlefield

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👍 Set in the battlegrounds of one of the last civil war encounters, hiking Five Forks provides great exercise under towering pines. Using All Trails app is helpful near the end as the trail tends to be overgrown & less defined. Otherwise, follow the yellow blaze trail (always choose left) which circ... People often mention closed,


Address

Church Rd, VA 23833, United States

Contact

+1 804-469-4093

Rating on Google Maps

4.40 (54 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Sunday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Monday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm

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  • 4/5 Gordon S. 2 years ago on Google
    Set in the battlegrounds of one of the last civil war encounters, hiking Five Forks provides great exercise under towering pines. Using All Trails app is helpful near the end as the trail tends to be overgrown & less defined. Otherwise, follow the yellow blaze trail (always choose left) which circumnavigates the park. The trail basically offers a smooth, pine needle floor amidst beautiful, surroundings pine trees. It's an easy, hike made challenging by the 6.5+ miles duration. It's definitely worth the long drive from RVA to the Dinwiddle area. Visitors Center & parking area is permanently closed. You can park a little beyond the entrance & walk back to the TH just left of the Center.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Andy K. 4 years ago on Google
    It was such a nice day we decided to drive down to Dinwiddie Co. to walk some of the Five Forks Battlefield trails. Who who would’ve expected to find rocks like this there. Even though the visitors center parking lot was closed the equestrian Trail parking lot was open which served our needs perfectly. When we got back we even found a Dinwiddie Co. sheriffs deputy protecting our car.
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Kristen A. 2 years ago on Google
    My husband's great grandfather was captured here and taken to Point Lookout, MD as a POW. Lee surrendered 7 days later but Private David Francis Wells remained a POW until late June. He was from Dinwiddie County and returned here to buy property, build a home and start a family.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Sharon T. 2 years ago on Google
    The Visitor Center is still closed due to the pandemic, but the trails are open. If you go to the website, you can find a printable map. It's very helpful!
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Robert Z. 4 years ago on Google
    Nice informative place to visit. Good descriptions of what occurred. The ranger was also very willing to answer any questions.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 William B. 5 years ago on Google
    This is a fantastic small visitor center that's only about 10 years old in a somewhat hard to find location near the 5 forks battlefield.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 2/5 Jennifer M. 2 years ago on Google
    Sadly the museum was closed despite Google saying it was open. Call before going. You could tour The battlefields with the Petersburg battlefield map and audio tour.

  • 5/5 Chris N. 6 years ago on Google
    Very informative and excellent exhibit about a lesser known but pivotal battle in the civil war. Ranger was very friendly and helpful.

  • 4/5 Andrew B. 3 years ago on Google
    Enjoyed hiking the trails and reading the historical markers. Unfortunately, the trails south of White Oak Road aren’t nearly as well-marked as the ones to the north of it. Visitor Center and parking lot was closed in late November even though the sign on the gate said it would only be closed starting Dec 1st until springtime.

  • 4/5 cherry 1 year ago on Google
    A little underwhelming, but it was never worked up to be much so I shouldn't have set such high standards. It is, in fact, the fork of five roads, adorned with two monuments and some signage and nothing more. It is interesting to see the battlefield almost exactly as it was on the day of the battle.

  • 3/5 Bert G. 9 months ago on Google
    Visitors Center is Closed, probably indefinitely. Driving tour and pull-offs along the battle front are open and have signage explaining each site. But don't expect to see their small museum as it is closed.

  • 4/5 Terry H. 10 months ago on Google
    Well, hard to review. Google Maps took me to the Five Forks cross road, but not the visitor center. Until I started this review, I only knew about the monunent at the Five Fork crossroads.


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