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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Battlefields, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Sporsylvania and Wilderness battlefields are west of Fredericksburg. There is no museum at Spotsylvania or Wilderness battlefields, but the driving tour certainly takes you back into history. The roads are well maintained and there is much to see. Make sure you have your tour brochure so you can learn more at each stop.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Recommend starting at Fredericksburg Battlefield visitor's center. Then it is 45 min walking tour of the sunken road and national Cemetery. If you want to walk around town, there is a walking tour from the visitors center, but we had walked the town the day prior. I hear only good things about the trolley tour u. Town and would try... More 

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Hernando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When we planned our trip last year, I came to this site to find a top notch guide. I saw a couple of reviews for Hallowed Ground Tours and its owner, Scott Walker. I cannot thank the folks from Tripadvisor enough for helping me to find him! The biggest complaint I saw about the Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville battlefields is that... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is impossible to understand the futility of the Federal attack upon the Confederates at Marye's Heights without visiting this National Battlefield Park. The Sunken Road walk is a must. But don't miss the other part of the battlefield where literally miles of Confederate trenches remain visible. Also, the Spotsylvania Courthouse Battlefield is well worth the 10 mile drive from... More 

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Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This battlefield does not have the draw that Gettysburg or even Manassas has because the terrain has changed so much since the 1860s, but it is still worth visiting. This battle was such a tragic event in this awful civil war. The northern leaders sent wave after wave of men out to be slaughtered because the south had the high... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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229 attraction reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I did the driving tour of the battlefields pursuant to a map I got at the visitors center in Fredericksburg. I was able to complete the tour in a single day, although I certainly didn't hit all the stops. I did walk along the Stone Wall by the Sunken Road. Most of this wall had been rebuilt since its use... More 

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Gridley
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Spent two days here and saw so much civil war history Really gives you a new prospective on the war and the different skirmishes Need a lot of time here

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I could admit bias, but these are the most beautiful of the civil war battlefields. Spotsylvania Courthouse in particular is a gorgeous and peaceful area that provides a jarring contrast to the docents' discussions of the massive loss of life which occurred there.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Really enjoyed the R.E.Lee outpost view since gave one a real sense of the battle. A short, uphill walk but worth it

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State College
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We toured the Spotsylvania Battlefield with the best guide ever.. He took us to sites were had not seen on previous trips--we had been there 3 times previously. The battlefield has great hiking and you learn about the battle thru signs throughout the field. There are few monuments, which makes the field more like the original field. Also, vegetation appears... More 

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