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Address: 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Phone Number: +1 540-371-0802
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Chatham Manor’s Role in the Civil War

The Manor House was built between 1768-1771 by William Fitzhugh. The house was the centerpiece of a plantation that once contained 1,300 acres. During the Fredericksburg Civil... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The grounds are very nice. I have spent a nice spring day there painting before. Lovely little manor.

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Virginia
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268 reviews
216 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Manor House was built between 1768-1771 by William Fitzhugh. The house was the centerpiece of a plantation that once contained 1,300 acres. During the Fredericksburg Civil War Campaign of December 11-13, 1861, it served as a Union headquarters, telegraph communications center and a hospital. Today the home is part of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. Five of... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attractive site overlooking the town, one gains a sense of life during these early days. The 11 minute video was helpful. only a small portion of the rooms are open. Grounds are interesting.

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Melbourne
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a misty rainy day in winter and pleasantly surprised and nice way to spend an hour or so. Ensure you see the video which both of the very friendly staff on duty recommended - it goes for 15 minutes and takes you concisely through the history. This free to visit and accepts donations and is great way to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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140 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a couple of hours to spare thought we would have a look beautiful old house with a great story to tell. The video at the house explains it all. Amazing view from the house overlooking Fredricksburg even on a wet day. The town looks very European From the house. Best part it is free shame only a small part... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This house is a beautiful old house in the tradition of old Southern homes. The history of this home is incredibly sad. The volunteers who run the home are helpful and knowledgeable. Since we were there almost at closing, and were some of the only people there, they were following us around giving us all sorts of extra information about... More 

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Valdosta, Georgia
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173 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I went here today and was really impressed with how beautiful the grounds were. I really loved this place and will definitely go back again next time I'm in the city. I'd highly recommend a visit here!!

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King George, Virginia
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97 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Not a 'fancy' house with a lot of furnishings; however, it has nice grounds, a great view of Fredericksburg and the river, and a good movie describing the history of the house. Part of the National Park System; free admission. Has a stamp for people collecting National Park Passport stamps. Restrooms on site.

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Thank Robert G
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful Monument to early American history. Home is a wonderful example of early architecture. The views are impressive and would have been something to see in the previous times. It is child friendly with lots of room for them to run.

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Thank Mike W
Fredericksburg, Va
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Beautiful to tour the mansion/rooms and grounds, any time of the year. However, when the gardens are in full bloom is the best! So pretty! The top view overlooking the city of Fredericksburg, Va is spectacular! The volunteer staff are delightful and very knowledgeable. Owned now by the National Park Service - free admissions. You can join the Friends of... More 

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