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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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I stopped by here on my way south for the winter. Mid- Nov. 2014. No one else was in the park and had it all to myself.You drive thru and can stop often. Very surreal. Take your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Maine
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39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I stopped by here on my way south for the winter. Mid- Nov. 2014. No one else was in the park and had it all to myself.You drive thru and can stop often. Very surreal. Take your time, there are some trails you can walk, stop at the museum and see their display of Civil War artifacts. Open fields, you... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The battlefields we visited were clean. And informative. Lots of walking, so be prepared. Great lessons in history.

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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

some walking required, the narrated video helps a lot at the visitors center. Don't forget to visit the Chatham house also.

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Garner, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have visited three times, the third with an expert and I believe I understand the battles. Quite frankly I believe the Park Service could do a little more to make it easier to understand. For example, the exact place the Union army crossed the River, which is at the back of a church parking lot in town and on... More 

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited two parts of the park: the Sunken Road area at the Fredericksburg battle site (near the visitor center) and Chatham Manor across the river. The visitor's center and our park ranger guide gave a very good overview of the battle and why it turned out the way it did. The Innis house, which somehow survived the battle, was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Everything still closes at five pm even in the summer so plan accordingly if you want to spend time in the visitor center to get the background on the site. This site is in the middle of a residential district.

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Galena, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Unfortunately, much of the battlefield has been lost to development. You have to drive through neighborhoods and stretches of the town to access the remaining sites. They are interesting, especially the area of the sunken road, but, again so much has been lost that it is hard to gain a good understanding of the events. There is a visitor center... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Nice place to visualice how the battle tuck place and understant how things happen. It is a good to relax and have a break.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful tour guide at Fredricksburg Battle field. Great movie , and lots of pictures and artifacts.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The battlefields in this area are close enough to visit several on one trip. If you love history and care about our country's past, this is a very worthwhile place to visit.

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