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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Gridley
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132 reviews 132 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Spent two days here and saw so much civil war history Really gives you a new prospective on the war and the different skirmishes Need a lot of time here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I could admit bias, but these are the most beautiful of the civil war battlefields. Spotsylvania Courthouse in particular is a gorgeous and peaceful area that provides a jarring contrast to the docents' discussions of the massive loss of life which occurred there.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Really enjoyed the R.E.Lee outpost view since gave one a real sense of the battle. A short, uphill walk but worth it

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State College
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We toured the Spotsylvania Battlefield with the best guide ever.. He took us to sites were had not seen on previous trips--we had been there 3 times previously. The battlefield has great hiking and you learn about the battle thru signs throughout the field. There are few monuments, which makes the field more like the original field. Also, vegetation appears... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

YES! GO HERE! So there are FOUR major battles that happened in this area; Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, the Wilderness, and Chancellorsville. We decided that it would probably take two days to complete the four. This was not necessarily the case. Fredericksburg is mostly around the visitor center, and the other three are close together. I would say it takes about two... More

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Pottstown
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

In the very quaint southern town of Fredericksburg, lays the grounds of civil war history. Four battles were fought in this area: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania and Wilderness campaigns. The grounds are beautiful yet the feeling of such sadness seems to permeate in your soul. So many lives lost so that so many would live in freedom. If you enjoy Civil... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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127 reviews 127 reviews
61 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Made a brief stop here, not realizing that the visitor center for this battlefield is in Fredericksburg. So there isn't much to see, except for a couple of cannon, some markers, and some pretty scenery. Probably best for die-hard Civil War buffs. No crowds -- hardly anyone, in fact, which was kind of spooky, although we arrived late in the... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Our blood...both North and South was spilled on these sacred grounds. Very moving experience. Most of these young men were just babies at 16-17 years old. Brothers fighting brothers. Walking on these fields and seeing thickets of saplings and underbrush these young men tried to push thru on a daily basis brought you to your knees. The tour was self... More

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Whether you are into Civil War History or not it is well worth your time to visit the battle fields. You can take a driving tour with the help of a map which you can get at the visitors' center. The nice thing is you can stop as much or as little as you want according to your interest. I... More

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Portland, Oregon
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20 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This military park covers a lot of real estate, so it's difficult to see in just a few hours. It is worth the visit, however. Fredericksburg was the most interesting of the ones I visited. I had know clue about the Sunken Road and found it pretty shocking that such an event occurred. I am sure the scars from that... More

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