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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
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Fredericksburg National Military Battleground

The information provided at the battle site is exceptional. The video was very well put together to give you a feel for the battles that were fought in this area. The Visitors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Olathe, Kansas
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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The information provided at the battle site is exceptional. The video was very well put together to give you a feel for the battles that were fought in this area. The Visitors Center had staff that were very informed and did well at answering any questions we asked.

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Princeton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

didn't realize that there were actually four battles fought here. Very interesting tour. Make sure to take the time to follow the driving tour and it will take you two days so plan for it. well worth the drive.

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Chancellorsville can all be done in a day. But you really should take two days. This is my second visit and I still haven't seen everything Fredericksburg has to offer. With lots of places to stay nearby and no shortage of restaurants and shopping, this would make a great weekend trip. The Fredericksburg Military Park visitor center... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Kudos to the National Parks Service. Their dedication to preserving these amazing sites and their commitment to telling these incredible stories is unsurpassed. Visit. Visit often, if you can. Bring your children, your friends, your siblings, your church group, anyone with even the slightest appreciation for history and share it with them. If you are able, donate. Money, time, or... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is one of the battlefields that the National Park Service has maintained. There was a short film about the battles of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania. Very nice place to visit if you like Civil War history!

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

There is a very well maintained visitor center - well worth the stop. The video is informative. Walking about the grounds gave you a good sense of how gory the battles must have been against the wall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Loved the history and the cemetery! Will definitely come back! Bring your family! The location had a very friendly staff.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Bad intel, cautious Union leaders, recipe for disaster. If the generals could have the cows splashing across the Rappahanock River, why did they spend so much effort and soldiers lives building a pontoon bridge?

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I enjoyed my time at the park because seeing it makes the history more real for me. I didn't follow the trail other Trip Advisors raved about because it was snowy and cold, but plan to go back when it's warmer.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Walking these hallowed grounds of where our civil war ancestors fought, bled and died should be enjoyed by all people. This great military park should be enjoyed and passed down to all future generations.

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