Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Droop Mountain Battlefield is the site of one of West Virginia’s largest and last important Civil War battles.

Fought on November 6, 1863, this battle between the Union army of General William Averell and the Confederate army of General John Echols ended when Echols army was pushed south into Virginia.

Location of Droop Mountain Battlefield

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park address is Park Road, Hillsboro, West Virginia.  Located in the Greenbrier River Valley north of Lewisburg, West Virginia. 

What To Do At Droop Mountain

  • Hiking: This beautiful park offers several hiking trails, each under a mile!
  • Picnic: There are a couple picnic shelters where you can sit and enjoy a snack or lunch or lay out your blanket anywhere you like and enjoy the beautiful scenery!
  • Lookout Tower: Hike or drive right up to the lookout tower! Enjoy the amazing view of the Greenbrier Valley!

Droop Mountain is also known for its reenactments of the Battle of Droop Mountain.  These reenactments take place in October of even-numbered years.

Civil War Discovery Trail

Droop Mountain Battlefield is recognized as part of The Civil War Discovery Trail.  This trail links more than 300 sites in 16 states to inspire and teach the story of the Civil War.

This trail is part of the initiative of the Civil War Trust which allows visitors to explore battlefields, parks, railroad stations, and historic homes to learn more about the history of the Civil War.

Nearby Attractions

  • Pearl S. Buck Birthplace
  • Cass Scenic Railroad State Park
  • Beartown State Park
  • Seneca State Forest

Our Trip To Droop Mountain

As usual, we were on a motorcycle ride when we found Droop Mountain.  We drove through the park to the lookout tower, and it was wonderful!

Riding through this park felt like we were in a magical forest! It is so pretty, lush green scenery, and a long winding road!

The tower is a great spot to enjoy the valley view. It is stunning!  We really enjoyed seeing this historic area and learning more about it!

We are just starting to explore West Virginia, and so far we love it!  Have you had the chance to visit WV?  Leave us a comment and let us know what other great places we should visit!

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