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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The staff is very helpful and friendly. There is a lot of driving to see the battlefield sites but that is to be expected because you are touring a battlefield

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Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent work of preserving so much of this battlefield site, especially Marys Heights. The bravery it must have taken for the Union troops to try and attack up this hill in the face of such firepower; Wow!

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Stamford, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This is a must see for Civil War history buffs but also an important and interesting spot to visit for the casual history fan. Lots of helpful rangers and placards help bring the battles to life.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

These National Battlefields are a must see for Civil War buffs. The Wilderness National Battlefield is also nearby. All three Battlefields have driving tours that go by the major points of the battles. The Chancellorsville Battlefield has a new (2014) museum exhibit that is first class. You can easily drive through all three battlefields one after the other. Not far... More

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Vidor, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Very nice remodeled visitors center. You walk out right to the heights where the contentious battle took place. If you know the story of this battle, looking up that hill to the sunken road really puts the Federal challenge into perspective. There's a great movie in the visitors center if you don't know about the battle. Nice little walk around... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
60 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you only have time to visit one site, go on the walking guided tour of the bloody angle, although note the details are graphic and might be upsetting to young kids or those who are sensitive to suffering and brutality, as the name of the site clearly hints. What I did not expect is the peaceful and beautiful landscape... More

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Metairie, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There were plenty of rangers around to answer questions and help us out. The video was great too. The exhibits were under construction but they look like they will be a nice addition when complete.

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Atlanta, GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Good visitor center, Gift Shop, and exhibits. Well marked walking and driving exhibits. A good short movie.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

we had been to this military park previously and enjoyed the return visit. the staff were wonderful and terrifically helpful, highly recommend to anyone

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Hillsboro, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Seeing first hand the battlefields and hearing what it was like during this time was very educational. Everyone is taught about our history but being able to walk where the battles happened, is an emotional experience. The guides were wonderful-very knowledgable.

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