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Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park

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Address: Balls Bluff Rd., NE, Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone Number: 703 737-7800
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Small Civil War battlefield

A minor engagement when the Union forces tried to cross the Potomac, ended dying on the bluffs under heavy Confederate fire.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
PetePope1
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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355 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful park in the summer and a gorgeous experience in the winter! The trails could be blazed a bit better....not as much of an issue in the summer for sure.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A minor engagement when the Union forces tried to cross the Potomac, ended dying on the bluffs under heavy Confederate fire.

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Thank PetePope1
Alexandria, Virginia
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

What a beautiful, quiet place to hike and look out over the Potomac! Located behind a subdivision, this little gem is such a surprise when you discover it. I'll be back many times.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a small battlefield from early in the civil war and it does not look anything like what it was at the time of the battle. It is now a forest, but was more open during the battle. You will have to use your imagination to see the layout of the battle. A small national cemetery is at the... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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142 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a very nice civil war park with written placards describing a skirmish here between the North and South. The battle is well recounted and several other tidbits of history are laid out. There are also several cannon and a cemetary. In addition there are a couple of miles of hiking trails through the woods and along the Potomac... More 

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Thank Brian20176
Leesburg, Virginia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You should learn the history of the battle first to appreciate what you will see. During the summer season free presentations are provided. This has both historical significance and a natural environment. And it is near the developed area of Leesburg, VA. Just a short trip and the environment changes drastically from modern houses to natural beauty and a bloody... More 

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Leesburg, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It is hard to appreciate the importance of this battlefield without having first read the history. Otherwise it looks like a walk in the woods, an open field, and a cemetery. A setting U.S. Senator was killed in action. The Union commanding general was imprisoned without trial after the defeat. The bodies of dead Union soldiers floated down the Potomac... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This civil war site is nestled in the back of a housing addition, if you are coming down Battlefield parkway from Route 7 there is no signage to the park. The one coming from Route 15 is so small that if your not looking for it or know where its at you will miss it as well. Once i got... More 

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HERNDON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Pleasant walk in the woods where you can see small, little known Union & Southern cemeteries. Also nice lookout on the Potomac. Be careful to check for deer ticks afterwards--also lots of other bugs, so use repellant.

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Thank BexterVirginia
Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been going here for fifteen years. My first interest was the beautiful wildflowers in April. Later as the park concentrated more on the Civil War battle, I learned from the weekend docents. A very peaceful, scenic place now.

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