Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park

Location of Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park in Virginia

On April 6, 1865, nearly a quarter of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's army, more than 7,700 men, were killed, wounded or captured here. Lee surrendered 72 hours later at Appomattox Court House. Historical interpreters present various programs and living history events take place at various times throughout the year. Motorists traveling along Lee's Retreat can learn more about the battle by tuning their radios to AM 1610. For more information about seasonal tours of the Hillsman House, call 804-561-7510.

Visit the Virginia's Civil War Trails website or call 888-CIVIL-WAR to learn more about this site. Trail travel packages are available as well; call 1-800-769-5912 for details.


  • Dawn - dusk. Visitor center, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 - 5 p.m. on Sunday.


  • The park is at 6541 Saylers Creek Road, Rice, Va. From U.S. 460, take Route 617 (Saylers Creek Rd.) to the park. From U.S. 360, take State Route 307 (connecting highway between U.S. 360 and U.S. 460) to Route 617 North (Saylers Creek Rd.).
  • Its address is 6541 Saylers Creek Road, Rice, VA 23966; Latitude, 37.178810. Longitude, -78.137372.
  • Drive Time: Northern Virginia, three to three and a half hours; Richmond, one to one and a half hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two and a half to three hours; Roanoke, two hours

Park Size

  • 370 acres in Amelia, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties.

Contact Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park

Contact Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park

6541 Saylers Creek Rd.
Rice, Virginia  23966
Phone: 804-561-7510


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Amelia County, Virginia
  • Nottoway County, Virginia
  • Prince Edward County, Virginia