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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
Phone Number: 540-373-6124
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Nice battlefield

Did ranger guided tours at Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg. Both were worth it. Covered Jackson's flanking march and Marye's Heights. Historically accurate and great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Did ranger guided tours at Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg. Both were worth it. Covered Jackson's flanking march and Marye's Heights. Historically accurate and great presentations.

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cincinnati, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Even though I've spent my whole life studying the American Civil War, I never realized how close 6 of the major battlefields of the Eastern Campaigns were to each other until I came here. Controlled by existing roads to be able to move men, materiel, and artillery, these roads forced both sides to maneuver within these confined areas, fighting and... More 

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virginia beach virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was such an educational and interesting way to spend the day. Great for families, couples and history buffs.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Fredericksburg is mid-way between the US Capitol and the Conferate States Capitol and suffers because of the location. four major battles over the course of three years with Fredericksburg suffering as much as any American town near or at the center of combat operations. Park staff goes out of their to welcome visitors and assist in research of relatives, military... More 

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Kopervik, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I travelled all the way from Norway, EU to see Civil War Battlefields from the Eastern Theater, i visited Chancellorsville, The Wilderness and Fredericksburg Battlefields,and it was greater than i expected, it made me really think about what happend there between 1862-1864, will do the same trip another time in my life.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I was hoping to visit all of the battlefields in the area in three days. There is no way to do this. From a historical perspective there is a vast amount of area to cover. I also very highly recommend some type of guided tour of the battlefields . The battle lines on these Virginia fields are not as well... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We hade been here many years ago, and decided to re-visit. Lots of different sites to go to. The stops are all easy to find and very informative. Take any ranger-led program available, because they are very knowlegable about what happened and why. Note : to do things right, this should really be a multi-day visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania--on these fields, many gave their all for the cause they believed in. Rent or buy the CDs in order to learn about what happened. Also, due to major highways, the CDs will inform you where to turn. Listen carefully to the directions. For Civil War buffs, allow at least 3-5 days, to visit both visitors' centers... More 

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

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

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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