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Chatham Manor

Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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39 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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41 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Anita, Iowa
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We had not heard much about Chatham, except the recommendation of the museum guide. After seeing the museum movie about the battle of Fredericksburg, the role that Chatham played became more vivid. The history from working plantation to battle hospital to resort was interesting.

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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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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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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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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