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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Phone Number: +1 540-371-0802
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Classic Elegance with Three Centuries of History

Chatham Manor is where we start, and sometimes end, any tour of Fredericksburg. Built in the 18th c, the building now houses the headquarters of the Fredericksburg and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Chatham Manor is where we start, and sometimes end, any tour of Fredericksburg. Built in the 18th c, the building now houses the headquarters of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Battlefield Parks and features both video and static demonstrations from the Civil War era. The gardens are fully developed for the 1920's era ownership and gorgeous in all seasons. But... More 

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North Vernon, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Quiet beauty and serenity. A quick review. Last visit in 1980. Still delightful. Beautiful overview of the river and the City of Fredericksburg.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've visited twice, both were short visits, with the information shared on the first visit being much more in-depth, yet this most recent visit, we got to see more of the grounds and view. On my first visit, we had to use the accessible entrance which allowed us to enter via the pantry, which is typically not available to guests... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My brother I visited Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, VA. It is run by the National Park Service and is a free site. It is easy to find by taking the exit off US 1 into Old Town Fredericksburg and continuing through town, across the bridge onto the Kings Road, and make a turn and go up the hill to the... More 

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Groveland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

After seeing the Fredericksburg Civil War reenactment, and watching the movie “Gods and Generals” we decided to visit this place. The display on Clara Barton was interesting. Clara Barton was a nurse in this building during the Civil War, and went on to found the Red Cross. The view of Fredericksburg is remarkable. There is no admission and this is... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Chatham Manor is free and run by the National Park Service. The manor was built in the 1700's and it was used as a Union hospital during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Visitors can take a guided tour of the manor as well as wander the beautiful grounds. Informational signs are subtly scattered throughout the area, which tell of the history... More 

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Waldorf, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Chatham provided a unique snapshot in history, capturing the Union occupation in the South. Both the grounds and mansion provide a wealth of information. The park rangers are an invaluable asset to the Chatham experience.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Living local we forget to see what is in our backyard. This is a very nice tour, the view of the river and area is a pleasant surprise. The guides are well versed in the subject and friendly. The entrance fee is minimal and you could knock this visit out in a very short amount of time. Worth the visit

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very interesting, a wonderful example of that era. well kept for history. the gardens were very nice. good photo ops. good historical film. and it is free.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The house is interesting and the exhibits are ok. You learn how the house changed over the years from plantation to hospital to vacation resort. The view across the river into Fredericksburg is amazing.

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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Phone Number: +1 540-371-0802
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg

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