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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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Civil War Family History Tour

Our family met in Fredericksburg to follow in the boot steps of our Civil War Ancestor. At each stop the park volunteers exceeded expectations. Each one helped us to locate as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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East China, Michigan
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East China, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our family met in Fredericksburg to follow in the boot steps of our Civil War Ancestor. At each stop the park volunteers exceeded expectations. Each one helped us to locate as accurately as possible the location of the Michigan 8th. They were also pleased to receive a copy of our Union Soldier's diary.

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Marion, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is great. If you just stop at one site, you are missing so much. The park covers many sites, and many battles during the American Civil War. It's best to stop by one of the Visitors Centers first to get your maps and directions. There is one on Lafayette Street in Fredericksburg, and another on Route 3 (Plank... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice. My sister took professional quality family pictures here. The path is mostly shaded and well kept.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The NPS have 4 battlefields wrapped up in this area and you would need the entire day to see all 4 and Gen. Jackson Shrine. Once you past the Wilderness Battlefield there are not many places to stop for gas or food. The whole day is well worth it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

With much of the original town and the heights preserved, the battlefield was incredible. I love studying history and the Fredericksburg / Chancellorsville / Wilderness battlefields were a great educational opportunity. To stand atop the heights and contemplate the situation in December of 1862 is amazing. To further realize that Burnsides sent his forces up the heights three times--to an... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Battle of Spotsylvania, was perhaps one of the most savage of all the battles fought in the eastern theater of the war. A visit to this park will demonstrate clearly the adjustment of the soldiers to the reality of modern warfare, there are trenches dotting the landscape, and the height of them attest to the serious nature of warfare... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very educational site. The video and walking tour show visitors the battle sites of the civil war. The stories are from the soldiers in the battlefield. The park ranger brought the events to life through his narration. This is wonderful site to visit for all.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Really all I can say is wow! If you're in the area for Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Spotsylvania, get ready for a major history lesson. Everything is laid out very well and explained clearly. Make sure you do the walking tour at Fredericksburg, it is worth it and it gives you an incredible perspective from Marye's Heights. As a Civil War... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I really liked the battlefield walking tour and the museum. Very well presented. Follow the driving tour to get the full perspective of the battle. If climbing Lee Hill near dusk, there is a warning about leaving valuables in the car. We noticed some seedy characters hanging about, just watching the parking lot, so elected not to make the climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A truly remarkable piece of ground. You can imagine the two armies facing off here each defending their way of life. Will visit again next time I am in the area

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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
Phone Number: 540-373-6124
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg

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