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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, Cultural
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Alton, Illinois
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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415 reviews 415 reviews
210 attraction reviews
349 helpful votes 349 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
32 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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
20 helpful votes 20 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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35 reviews 35 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

YES! GO HERE! So there are FOUR major battles that happened in this area; Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, the Wilderness, and Chancellorsville. We decided that it would probably take two days to complete the four. This was not necessarily the case. Fredericksburg is mostly around the visitor center, and the other three are close together. I would say it takes about two... More 

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Pottstown
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

In the very quaint southern town of Fredericksburg, lays the grounds of civil war history. Four battles were fought in this area: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania and Wilderness campaigns. The grounds are beautiful yet the feeling of such sadness seems to permeate in your soul. So many lives lost so that so many would live in freedom. If you enjoy Civil... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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128 reviews 128 reviews
61 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Made a brief stop here, not realizing that the visitor center for this battlefield is in Fredericksburg. So there isn't much to see, except for a couple of cannon, some markers, and some pretty scenery. Probably best for die-hard Civil War buffs. No crowds -- hardly anyone, in fact, which was kind of spooky, although we arrived late in the... More 

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