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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
Phone Number: 540-373-6124
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If you are a civil war buff, you have to visit this location.

This is a must visit for any civil war buff. The battlefield is well maintained with nice walking paths for easy access to move along the battlefield.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit for any civil war buff. The battlefield is well maintained with nice walking paths for easy access to move along the battlefield.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent historical facilities with excellent staff who are knowledgeable of the history. Awesome indoor museum.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well designed displays at the main building were absorbing. Video was well presented and under 15 minutes. Walk along the Sunken Road and visits to surviving buildings and grounds prompts a sense of the terrible bloodshed that took place here.

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Thank Richard W
King George, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Not a 'large' battlefield, but has a nice visitor center with a good movie describing the battle and some nice exhibits. The main part here is the stone wall and the 'sunken road' where the Confederates held the line with minimal casualties while the Union had multiple divisions attempt and fail to break the line.

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Dayton, OH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The park consists of four major battle sites (Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House) and a few smaller ones and a bit of driving is involved to see all of them. But it's worth it. While you won't find the plethora of monuments like you'll see at Gettysburg and other sites (there are still a number of them)... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

My family come here often and like to walk through the park with their dogs even the dogs enjoy it. A special place in American history.

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Thank Mark D
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is an excellent location to bring a family. The center has many artifacts from the battle and will take the imagination back to that dreadful December day for our little town. I HIGHLY recommend visiting the weekend of Memorial Day - when each year over 15,000 luminaries are lit in honor and memory of those who died.

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Thank Katherine Q
Alexandria, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

A must see for anyone who enjoys civil war sites. Excellent staff. The cemetery is a great place to reflect upon the lives lost. Great signage around the park. Especially the wall.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We only had time for a quick 2 hour stop and started at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center. This is a good place to start. They have an excellent display in the center with a short movie explaining the battle there at the stone wall below Marye's Heights. We had time for a ranger tour, which was a short walk and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Being a history fan this was a great place to visit. We walked the downtown area and went in a lot of the little shops. In awe when we tour the battlefields.

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