great tours. very informative. the battlefield is well kept and the indoor mueseum as well. my son really enjoyed it
I often go to this cemetery for peace and quiet. It gives me a time to reflect on the many who fought for us.
Stopped at the visitors center and talked to a very knowledgeable man there, saw the movie and then were given a walking map of the battlefield and cemetery. Tour was very easy to follow and after we walked around the cemetery and it was a very solemn walk. We had never heard of this battle before but learned it was... More
If its a sunny day, just wander around and think about the futility of the Civil war, so many men killed for little purpose. But the graves are very well kept.
Located next to the Fredericksburg Battlefield, this place fulfills its duty as place to pay one's respects to one's brothers-in-arms who helped shape this nation as well as place to think about the high cost of any war no matter how just it may have been or will be.
Of thousands of Union soldiers buried here, only a small percentage have been identified, most low-ranking soldiers. As I look at the graves, I can't help but reflect on the soldiers themselves. Who were they;how old were they;did they have children or a girlfriend or did they leave behind their parentsd;did they have a job or were they students, so... More
The cemetery is located in the city of Fredericksburg about a mile from the downtown area. The film and museum are very interesting and the park rangers are very knowledgeable. The walking tour with the park ranger is worth the time. The Civil War information is very interesting but at times is quite gruesome. However, this did not seem to... More
We visit this cemetery occasionally and it is a beautiful and serene resting spot for approximately 15,000 fallen soldiers. On Memorial Day weekend, every single grave is lit by a candle luminaria and it is breathtaking to see on a warm May evening. The park service in conjunction with the Boy Scouts put on a very nice program throughout the... More
It was a hot summer day and my little one was leaving peanut butter crackers at the gravesites - he said "Mommy" they must be hungry - we enjoyed the silence of the cemetery
Next to the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. 15000 lost lives with only 3000 with known identities. An exclamation point on the horror of war and the massive casualties of the Civil War.
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