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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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Tigard, Oregon
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261 reviews 261 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
40 helpful votes 40 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 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Ashtabula, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Another piece to the story of Fredericksburg. Interesting movie to watch. Replica section of the pontoon bridge. History of the home is interesting. Great view of the city.

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Portage, MI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a national park which means knowledgable staff and the ability to roam at will and take photos. It is easy to get the gist of things by looking at the displays. It is not overdone or preachy, just a nice little stop that didn't bore the teenagers too much.

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Stafford, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If the walls could talk--what stories they would share at this house! From lavish plantation living atop a busy port city to crude makeshift hospital piled with the dead and dying, Chatham has an intense history. Watch the movie, talk to the volunteers, take a stroll through the beautiful grounds. It's easy to imagine the varied looks the property has... More

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Atlanta, GA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A good video and tour of the Union HQ during the Battle of Fredericksburg high atop the bluff across the Rappahannock from Fredericksburg.

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Indian Head, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Saw a movie when first arrived about Chatam Manor which included much of it's history and background. It was nice and relaxing. The view from the rear, which used to be the front of the house, was amazing.

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Pottstown
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Beautiful house with a great history. Well worth the stop. Excellent view of Fredericksburg and nice gardens.

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