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The Crater Battlefield

The site of the Crater is located within the Eastern Front of the Petersburg National Battlefield Park and is a stop along the self-guided driving tour.  Visitors today can see a recreation of the entrance to the mine and the remnants of the actual crater. The Visitor Center is located on Virginia Route 36 just east of the city.

The Crater Battlefield: What's Nearby

Petersburg, VA

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 2 acres at The Crater Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Petersburg, VA | July 30, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties
5,289
Union
3,798
Confed.
1,491