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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
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Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania - more than 100,000 casualties. No place more vividly reflects the Civil War’s tragic... more »
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The parks, especially during the Memorial Day holiday are an experience that everyone should have. Come at night and expect to be overwhelmed. Remember to bring a sweater and remember to make a donation to help keep the parks available.

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Culpeper
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210 reviews 210 reviews
127 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

most of the battlefield is surrounded by the growth of fredericksburg into a large community but key sites have been preserved such as the sunken road and the stone wall at Fredericksburg and the bloody angle/muleshoe at spotsy ... though traffic gets worse and worse, still easily doable in a day for both... allow 2 days if also doing very... More

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Pa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband has wanted to visit the Fredericksburg Military Park for a long time, so this was his birthday gift. We took the train down from Phila and spent a week in the area. Fredericksburg Military Park's main building is under renovations but the movie and the Park Rangers are still available for viewing and tours. From the minute we... More

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NYC
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138 reviews 138 reviews
80 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Easy to follow map and detailed info about the battle here. There was snow on the ground when we were there and they did a poor job of clearing the road.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There are so many awesome battlefields in the area it's hard to get super impressed by some of the ons IN Fredericksburg unless you are a huge history buff. And what they are categorizing as the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is actually multiple different sites across the town. none of which are in Spotsylvania.

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Fredericksburg, Va
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104 reviews 104 reviews
12 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

There are 4 battlefields around Fred'Burg: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, and Spotslyvania Court House. In addition, there are numerous sites along the Civil War Trail. A definite must see for anyone who enjoys History.

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Chatham, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I visited in November. Although some of the battlefield has been lost to development you can still stroll along the heights where the Confederate army was positioned and get a good sense of what it was like for both sides. I only spent a few minutes in the visitor center and most of the time walking along a path marked... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We visited the Fredericksburg battleground on November 9, 2013. We walked the trail at the Slaughter Pen Farm where Civil War Trust recently acquired a portion of the battlefield for preservation. It provided us with so much perspective and really added to our understanding of what took place there. We then went to the Visitor Center and enjoyed the film... More

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Keswick, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Only need to see the topography and the height of the wall to realize the folly of the Army of the Potomac attacking such a well-fortified Confederate position. Too bad that development has spilled west from Fredericksburg to cut off the full vista into the town!

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Upstate New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We allotted a day to tour the battlefields of this park. We could have used at least one more day if not two. The Chancelorsville Visitor Center was great, we watched the movie and then enjoyed a great tour with a ranger. Hearing him tell the story of the battle was much better than trying to read a sign about... More

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