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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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A little gem in the burbs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Leesburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Leesburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Payson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We enjoyed finding nice trails where we walked with our dogs and read about various Civil War skirmishes also, all within a few minute drive from where we were staying in Leesburg.,

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Ashburn, Virginia
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26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It may seem strange that a large Civil War battlefield sits smack in the middle of one of the fastest growing counties in the country. But Loudoun County, Virginia is filled with history related to this war, and one can see it very well at Balls Bluff Battlefield. The small cemetery containing markers of mostly unknown soldiers who died in... More 

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Address: Address: Balls Bluff Rd., NE, Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone Number: 703 737-7800
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Leesburg

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