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Chatham Manor

Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a great place to walk around as well as in the manor. The best part is that it is FREE! Plus, during the spring all of the flowers in the garden are gorgeous and make for great pictures!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The short video about the property is quite interesting and highlights the long history of the place. It is a museum and not a restored home. Very little in the way of furnishings. Also a great view of Fredericksburg across the river. In the summer I expect the gardens are nice too.

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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a beautiful and peaceful house! Chatham is a manor which served as a hospital for most of the war. Many famous people visited the house such as, President Lincoln, Washington and Jefferson. The volunteer inside the home was very helpful and nice, and even walked us around the grounds to show us interesting things. He did point out a... More 

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Little Gaddesden
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

They have just cleared away the trees and opened up the view of Fredericksburg as it would have been during the time of the Civil War. It is a beautiful house, but could do with a few more artefects. Well worth a visit.

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Portland, Oregon
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131 reviews 131 reviews
20 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Chatham is just a few minutes away from downtown Fredericksburg and is full of history. I understand it is the only place that was visited by both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. When it was built in the 18th century it was a plantation with over a hundred slaves. It was then used as a Union hospital during the battle... More 

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Maeystown, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This hose sits on the Fredericksburg Battlefield. It is a must stop. It gives you a chance to see what the houses were like in that time period. The volunteer tour guide was very interesting to listen to. He was very informative & kept our intrest. The tour is not very long but is worth the stop.

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Manassas, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Place used to be a large plantation. During the Civil War it was taken over by Union generals as a headquarters and hospital.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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6 reviews 6 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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