Motorcycle Tour of Virginia’s Civil War Battlefields

Motorcycle Tour of Virginia’s Civil War Battlefields

Plan a Virginia battleground tour over a long weekend to see historic battlefield sites of the U.S. Civil War. Starting in Manassas, follow this tour to see where some decisive battles occurred and where General Robert E. Lee surrendered at the Appomattox Court House.

Manassas National Battlefield Park

6511 Sudley Rd, Manassas, VA 20109

The park offers tours and presentations hosted by park staff plus self-guided tours with digital maps, timelines, and equipment exhibits.

Chancellorsville Battlefield

9001 Plank Rd, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA 22553

The Chancellorsville Battlefield marks the battle with the highest casualty rate in Virginia. It is also where General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson suffered the mortal wound that led to his death. The park offers guided or self-guided tours with an informational video and artifacts at the Visitor’s Center.

Fredericksburg Battlefield

1013 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park includes four historic battlefield locations and four key historic buildings. The Fredericksburg Battlefield was the location of four separate conflicts between the North and South during the war, leading to the loss of over 100,000 men on both sides. No Virginia battleground tour is complete without visiting Fredericksburg.

Richmond National Historic Battlefield Park

470 Tredegar St, Richmond, VA 23219

As the historic Capital of the Confederacy, Richmond saw several battles as Union forces attempted to capture the city to end the war. Visit the Civil War Visitor Center at Tredegar Iron Works to see artifacts and an informational video. The park itself protects 763 acres of historic federal land, including Gaines’ Mill, Cold Harbor, and Malvern Hill. You can visit 11 historical sites within the park.

Petersburg National Battlefield

5001 Siege Road, Petersburg, VA 23803

Commemorating the longest siege of the Civil War, the Petersburg National Battlefield is the site of a nine-and-a-half-month confrontation between Union and Confederate forces. Grant’s army eventually sent Confederate forces into a retreat toward Appomattox, Virginia, where they would surrender a week later. Both sides left over 70,000 casualties in Petersburg over the course of the siege.

The park encompasses several forts, batteries, and landmarks, and visitors can enjoy a self-guided tour by app. The staff at the visitor’s center and park rangers are available to answer guest questions and direct visitors to some of the most interesting sites in the park.

Appomattox Court House National Historic Park

111 National Park Dr, Appomattox, VA 24522

See the site where Confederate forces serving under General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, leading to the end of the U.S. Civil War. The park includes restored homes, businesses, a jail, and a tavern replicating life at the time. The visitor center offers a 15-minute video describing the events of the Civil War and the surrender in Appomattox.

Ironically, the negotiation for the terms of the Army of Virginia’s surrender took place in the home of Wilmer McLean. McLean was a farmer who relocated to Appomattox from Manassas to avoid the war – after one of the first battles of the Civil War took place on his Manassas farm.

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Enjoy a long weekend learning about the history of the Civil War on an Eastern Virginia battleground tour on your bike. There’s so much to learn about the conflicts at the sites where it happened. For help with a motorcycle accident case in Virginia, contact Law Tigers. We’re lawyers who ride. Call us at 1-888-863-7216, and never leave home without your free rider benefit kit.