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Union Soldiers at Petersburg

Step back in time at Crater Days Weekend on July 29th and 30th, 2023, at Petersburg National Battlefield! Join us as we commemorate the 159th anniversary of the Battle of the Crater, a gripping historical event from July 30, 1864. Engage with Living Historians and witness captivating living history demonstrations on the battlefield. Take part in guided walking tours, lasting 90 minutes each, to immerse yourself in the rich history of the Crater. The Eastern Front Visitor Center will feature intriguing displays focusing on the civilian experience. Don’t forget to explore the encampment at the Crater, where historians will be available for enlightening discussions. Bring water, sun protection, and wear comfy clothes suitable for the weather. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to relive history!