Learning the Civil War facts is super important when studying the history of the United States. We are lucky enough that there are so many awesome options when it comes to studying this sad part in history. Roadschooling gives us the advantage to be able to learn about this time in history than see it first hand. If your family is studying the Civil War, then you need to visit these Civil War sites.
Civil War Facts – 11 Civil War Sites to Visit When Studying the Civil War
Richmond, Virginia– Some would note this place as being the heart of the South. There are tons of different parks and museums to visit in this historical place. The Richmond Battlefield has so much history make sure to grab your book for your Jr Ranger Badge.
Chattanooga National Military Park – The Battle of Chattanooga was a powerful one during the Civil War. Your family will enjoy the history and checking out the 5,300-acre battlefield.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – Studying the Civil War is fascinating when you visit a site like Gettysburg, PA. The Battle of Gettysburg was an important on in our history. PS it’s free to visit!
Lincoln Memorial– While there isn’t a battle here, there is plenty of awesomeness to be seen. As the 16th president of the United States of America, it serves as a great memorial in honor of the Civil War.
Antietam, Maryland – The Battle of Antietam was one of the bloodiest wars in American history. You can do a self-guided tour of Antietam.
Shiloh National Military Park; Shiloh, Tennessee – This was the largest battle in the Civil War’s Mississippi Valley Campaign and lead to a Union Victory. Learn the history of this attack.
Manassas, Virginia – Does Bull Run come to mind from what you learned in your history books? This is where one of the major battles of the war took place. A really cool place to visit and get a feel for the Civil War and its history.
Fort Pulaski – Right outside Savannah Ga there is so much history here from an attack on the fort to the how soldier lived during wartime.
Battle of Springfield– An important battle in the Civil War. You can take a self-guided tour through here as well.
Civil War Museum – If visiting a museum is your thing, then the Civil War Museum is a must visit when studying this era in history.
Maryland’s Civil War Trail – Something really cool to discover is Maryland’s Civil War Trail. Maryland was a battleground during the Civil War, so there is a lot to do and see here.
Bonus site with an amazing view:
Kennesaw Battle Field – Lots of history here with trails to hike. The visitor center has a free museum, and you can drive or hike to the top of the mountain for some great history, and you just can’t beat the views! It was so peaceful up there.
When studying the Civil War, there is no shortage in things to study. Make sure you head out to visit some of these sites and maybe some not listed. What has been the best Civil War you have visited?
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