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Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park

Address: Balls Bluff Rd., NE, Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone Number: 703 737-7800
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Ranked #10 of 40 Attractions in Leesburg
Type: Battlefields, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Battlefields, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks

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Leesburg, Va
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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30 reviews 30 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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545 reviews 545 reviews
204 attraction reviews
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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199 reviews 199 reviews
66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We came here with family - four adults and one child, and enjoyed a nice walk while our neice collected various leaves and rocks to play with along the way. The trails are fairly well maintained and marked and it is an easy walk, even for people with a bad backor or bum knee. There weren't a ton of descriptive... More 

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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285 reviews 285 reviews
49 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We spent an hour and a half here mostly for exercise. There are a half dozen or so walks - all color coded and well marked. The trails are though a nice deciduous forest with lots of white tail deer. We were there after several days of rain so lots of mozzies but we kept moving and therefore no problem.... More 

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