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Chatham Manor

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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Phone Number: +1 540-371-0802
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Chatham is the English Country Manor that I never saw on my trip to England! Beautiful grounds with a historic setting. You only get to see a few rooms downstairs and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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new york
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English first
new york
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130 reviews 130 reviews
85 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Chatham is the English Country Manor that I never saw on my trip to England! Beautiful grounds with a historic setting. You only get to see a few rooms downstairs and they aren't furnished or filled with antiques but they are perfect for visiting. Great guides, take an 45 minutes to an hour and get a view of what Fredericksburg... More 

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We were driving in Fredericksburg looking for the National Battlefield and got turned around. We found ourselves in front of a National Park Service sign telling us that we were near "Chatham Manor". We had no idea what it was, but decided to follow the long driveway in. What an absolute surprise! The house and grounds were just beautiful. The... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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102 reviews 102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a wonderful Manor,the grounds are just wonderful overlooking the Rappahannock River...the rooms are huge and so much history...there is a movie to view which gives you the history of the Manor and what it was used for...there is no fee for admittance. Worth the trip.

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Halifax, Canada
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165 reviews 165 reviews
90 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stumbled on to Chatham Manor while looking for the Fredericksburg battlefield and I'm so glad we did! We were so impressed by its story through the centuries. Thank heavens it has been well maintained and cherished. The two gentlemen working at the house the morning we stopped in were so very helpful and knowledgeable. Don't miss this beautiful property... More 

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nikaweez
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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1,126 reviews 1,126 reviews
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319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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