25 Best Civil War Sites: The Ultimate Traveler’s Guide to Battlefields, Monuments & Museums

November 17, 2015  | By William Glasgow

25 Best Civil War Sites

Plan a trip to visit several of these or check back when you are travelling to see if you will be close by. These are the 25 best sites for experiencing and re living the Civil War. The Maps below depict where the major battles were fought and an indication of how wide spread the war became.

  1. Hampton Roads, Virginia
  2. Richmond, Virginia
  3. Petersburg, Virginia
  4. Fredericksburg, Virginia
  5. Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
  6. Manassas, Virginia
  7. Appomattox, Virginia
  8. Shenandoah, Virginia
  9. Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
  10. Sharpsburg, Maryland
  11. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  12. Wilmington, North Carolina
  13. Beaufort, South Carolina
  14. Charleston, West Virginia
  15. Savannah, Georgia
  16. Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia
  17. Chickamauga, Georgia
  18. Fort Donelson, Tennessee
  19. Shiloh, Tennessee
  20. Vicksburg, Mississippi
  21. New Orleans, Louisiana
  22. Port Hudson, Louisiana
  23. Perryville, Kentucky
  24. Pea Ridge, Arkansas
  25. Wilson’s Creek, Missouri

Major battles of the civil war

Civil War battles by year