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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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Nice historic park

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Leesburg, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
4 attraction reviews
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
10 helpful votes 10 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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544 reviews 544 reviews
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245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The Battle of Ball's Bluff doesn't show up in a lot of history books, but it was still an important engagement. The area is much better than it was only a few years ago. A lot of time, attention and money has been put into maintaining this park. Too bad for the need for more houses into the area. It's... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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215 reviews 215 reviews
69 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Beautiful now, but certainly was not at one time. Interesting part of our history. Too bad there are so many other buildings/homes build around the battlefield.

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