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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Description: Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.

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Hidden in plain site

What a well done cemetery and hidden in plain site. It is a slight climb up a hill but the view is very nice when you are up top. This site is by the Sunken Road and Visitor... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Cheryl K
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a well done cemetery and hidden in plain site. It is a slight climb up a hill but the view is very nice when you are up top. This site is by the Sunken Road and Visitor Center, which are a must. The visitor center has a nice movie. For all you history buffs the battle may have only... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Illuminati is an incredible event to experience. A bugler played Taps and the crowd came to a silence pause. Very impressive.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

easy access and very nicely kept. the tour was both informative and accurate! Parking was a breeze. will return next year to explore further.

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Orange, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Some great history as regards the Civil War battles fought in the Fredericksburg area. Strongly suggest you take time to see.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Just too many number of graves due to the great number of dead soldiers in the Union as in the Confederated side.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The welcome center/museum provides you with info & knowledgeable rangers. If you are a history buff, the walking tour provides just enough information to ensure you walk & appreciate the entire tour. The lower walking portion is a mix of small gravel & the upper portion (Marye Heights) is paved/covered walking surface. Wide enough, safe & gradual enough for all... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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103 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is part of the self-guided walking tour at the Fredericksburg Battlefield visitor center. Very somber to see the number of dead buried here, so far from theur homes.

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Near the entrance to the cemetery is signage that explains the cemetery and nearby is a visitor center that explains the Civil War history of Fredericksburg. This area was ravaged by battles. Civilians as well as soldiers died.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Walking through the cemetery and understanding the impact of the battle that accounts for the bodies here, along with the magnitude of the gravestones, leads one to be reverent, reflective, and humbled by anyone that fought for the country that we live in today!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Arrived at this cemetery at the end of the Sunken Road walking tour. It is beautiful and peaceful here. However, it is overwhelming to realize how many unidentified soldiers are buried here, sometimes as many as 5 per plot. We spent time walking and reading the different markers.

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg

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