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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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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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144 reviews 144 reviews
60 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
24 helpful votes 24 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Very well done by the NPS. Great spot for a leisurely day walking, learning and enjoying the history. Be sure to drive out Lee's Road.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Frederickburg is more for the real civil war buff, as it is a small site without any grand views. The main attraction is the all behind which confederate forces withstood a Union assault. Spotsylvania is much more extensive, offering a driving tour with stops for short walks that really captures the import of that battle. A must see stop on... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Excellent museum and staff. This is a must for anybody interested in American History. The video maps were very impressive and informative. The exhibits have been updated recently and they make you feel a part of history. The trails were very nice. We learned a great deal and we hope to return.

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