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Chatham Manor

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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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Lovely Gardens

I visited in the fall of 2014 and even though much of the gardens were coming out of season, the site was still beautiful. This small estate is situated on the bank of a river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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nikaweez
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I visited in the fall of 2014 and even though much of the gardens were coming out of season, the site was still beautiful. This small estate is situated on the bank of a river and provides beautiful photo opportunities with its varied flora and architecture.

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

The history this home has seen since its construction in the 1760s is truly astounding. Very wealthy families have lived there, major colonial political people have lived and visited here, it was a Civil War hospital, and it was restored beautifully to its colonial era splendor. My guide was fantastic, and I would recommend a visit to anyone interested in... More 

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Dulles, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was cold the day I visited Chatham Manor, but it was still a beautiful walk on the property, around the property and through the Manor. We got there a little late, so we didn't get to talk with the employees at the manor for historical discussions. The view above over the river looking over Fredericksburg is a special appreciation... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I have been coming here for years to walk the grounds and have taken the tour once or twice. The tour is worth it, the view is spectacular across the river, and the manor's history is a bit haunting.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We drove across the river to Chatham on the recommendation of the NPS workers at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. So very glad we came here. After hearing so much of the war and battles, this house put things into perspective. The view of Fredericksburg across the river is incredible. There is a replica of one of the pontoons from... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We took out-of-town guests to see Chatham Manor. Since we live nearby, we have often walked the grounds with our dogs. This visit was our first where we went inside the house. No cost for entry. The docent gave our kids five fact cards that are similar to baseball cards. The movie was good and not too long--even the kids... More 

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Nebraska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have visited this beautiful home many times over the years and the most recent Dec 2014. This home was built in the late 1700s and is currently maintained by the National Park Service. The tours are free. The home is not lavishly furnished like other plantations we have visited, but it is very interesting. The outlying gardens are remarkable... More 

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the spots from which Union commanders oversaw efforts to capture the city of Fredericksburg, then to attack Lee's army where it was dug-in at the top of the hill behind the city. From here, the commanders could see at least 2 of the 3 sites chosen for pontoon bridge crossings and watch the fierce fighting required... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

NPS site with amazing views of the city. My six year old receives collectors cards which kept him engaged. The inside is not much, but the grounds and supporting buildings make you get a good impression of how this was a working farm.

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Chatham manor is a lesser known historical site in the Fredericksburg area, perhaps because the owner was not well known in the political realm; however, many dignitaries visited Chatham Manor and enjoyed their beautiful naturalistic gardens.

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