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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
Civil War  |  Battlefield
The Crater Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Petersburg National Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Blandford Church and Cemetery
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Fort Stedman Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Petersburg Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Hatcher's Run Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
Centre Hill Museum
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
Siege Museum
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Peebles' Farm Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Petersburg Breakthrough Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Ware Bottom Church Battlefield
Colonial Heights, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Reams Station Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Hatcher's Run Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
White Oak Road Battlefield
Petersburg, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
White Oak Road Battlefield
Sutherland, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Berkeley Plantation at Harrison's Landing
1, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Fort Harrison
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
New Market Heights Battlefield
Henrico, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Malvern Hill Battlefield
Henrico, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Malvern Hill Battlefield
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Five Forks Battlefield
Dinwiddie, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
First Deep Bottom Battlefield
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Second Deep Bottom Battlefield
Henrico, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Glendale Battlefield and Visitors Center
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Glendale Battlefield
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Seven Pines Battlefield
Sandston, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Richmond National Battlefield Park
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
The Virginia Capitol
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
The White House and Museum of the Confederacy
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Museum
The Valentine Richmond History Center
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Historical Society
Virginia Historical Society
Richmond, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Gaines' Mill Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Gaines' Mill Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Cold Harbor Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Cold Harbor Battlefield and Visitors Center
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Beaver Dam Creek Battlefield
Mechanicsville, VA
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Cold Harbor Battlefield Park
Mechanicsville, 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