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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA
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Great location!

Loved the history and the cemetery! Will definitely come back! Bring your family! The location had a very friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the history and the cemetery! Will definitely come back! Bring your family! The location had a very friendly staff.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Bad intel, cautious Union leaders, recipe for disaster. If the generals could have the cows splashing across the Rappahanock River, why did they spend so much effort and soldiers lives building a pontoon bridge?

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I enjoyed my time at the park because seeing it makes the history more real for me. I didn't follow the trail other Trip Advisors raved about because it was snowy and cold, but plan to go back when it's warmer.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Walking these hallowed grounds of where our civil war ancestors fought, bled and died should be enjoyed by all people. This great military park should be enjoyed and passed down to all future generations.

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Winter Park, Florida
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31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

See the Sunken Road/National Cemetery Loop Trail, and Jackson Wounding Walking Tour Trail. There is a driving trail also. I would recommend taking your time. Pick up a park map. This is extremely helpful. The ranger at the Stonewall Jackson Shrine was exceptionally knowledgeable and please to spend alot of time talking with us.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Wow-A truly enlightening experience and adventure. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone! The history and walking in the shoes of those that came before us, just breathtaking!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Walking along sunken road, and you can imagine what it was like at this location for the battle. The smallish museum is certainly well-staffed, and very friendly and has some very nice exhibits. But you have to walk outside to look down onto the city, and imagine the storming of the Union troops. The park rangers are amazing.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The location of 120 Chantham Lane is the Chatham house and not the battlefield. It has historical significance, but not what I wanted to see. However, the Sunken Road and Fredericksburg Battlefield is located at 1016 Lafayette Blvd. It takes about an hour to go through the Visitor's Center and to walk the 1/2 mile. Don't forget to make a... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center is great, great starting point for your self guided tour. We watched the movie and talked at great length to the staffers. We walked the Sunken Road and explored the cemeteries. The brochure had helpful and interesting information.

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Nebraska
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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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