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Civil War Trails

Statewide

(757) 378-5462

Civil War Trails® has been working with communities since 1994 to share their stories and connect visitors with small towns and big stories across a network that now spans six states. Travelers look to Trails to put them in the footsteps of the generals, soldiers, citizens, and the enslaved who found themselves in the midst of this Civil War. Civil War Trails began with a group of historians whose efforts linked together the sites of Robert E. Lee’s retreat from Petersburg to his surrender at Appomattox. Today the program guides visitors to more than 1,200 sites, over 700 of which they are proud to interpret to the public for the first time. There’s always something new to see and do along the Trail, as their program continues to grow and new research comes to light. Look forward to seeing you on the Trail!

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