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Chatham Manor

120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing perspective on battle preparations from the Union position across the river from the town of Fredericksburg The film was helpful and a federal ranger spent a lot of time answering all our questions.

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Pittsburgh PA
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Chatham's somewhat claim to fame is that Washington and Lincoln both stayed there as well as some other historic folks. Chatham has undergone some changes since it was first built but it is all very interesting to see. They do show you a short video that gives you the back ground and then you are free to roam and see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Great place to enjoy learning - horticulture, lifestyle over 200 years, Civil War history, architecture, philanthropy, and much more

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Left from the Fredericksburg Battlefield visitors center. My 11 year old nephew enjoyed this very much. It's enchanting to see even today with it's sprawling acres overlooking the river . The national park rangers were not very good at giving directions to the next battlefield on the driving tour and the map is lacking,

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The exterior of house needs some TLC but the film and rooms we got to visit were nice. The grounds can be a much better experience if they were in better condition.

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Fleming Island, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The property was beautiful and it was very interesting to hear the history of the house. It was well worth the visit!

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Tigard, Oregon
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283 reviews 283 reviews
32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The history of Chatham Manor spans a good portion of American history. It was built as a plantation on 1200 acres by William Fitzhugh, over looking the town of Fredericksburg. As a supporter of the American Revolution, he hosted George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. During the Civil War, President Lincoln visited Chatham as did Clara Barton and Walt Whitman. The... More

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Central Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The history of this manor is fascinating. From being owned by wealthy plantation owners, to being overrun during the Civil War and being used as a hospital, to being completely renovated. There is a short film that explains everything. It's so powerful to realize you are sitting in the very room where so many brave men had surgery and/or lost... More

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Love the candy manor. As soon as you walk in the front door you are greeted by the intoxicating scent of homemade candies. They have everything you could possible want. They also make up beautiful candy gift baskets.

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We enjoyed learning about the history that has occurred on the site of this homestead. Many famous Americans visited this location during their lifetime. It was shocking to hear the truth about the battle of Fredericksburg during 1862.

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