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“Great historical site small and compact site!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery

Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery
Battlefield Parkway, Route 15, Leesburg, VA
703-779-9372
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Ranked #3 of 50 attractions in Leesburg
Type: Cemeteries, Battlefields, Historic Sites
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Owner description: A poignant and sobering reminder of a disastrous Union defeat during the Civil War.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great historical site small and compact site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Free is always good. Nice Civil War battle site with the smallest Natioal Cemetary. The battle had very signicant outcome to Congressional Military Oversight committee and also the death of a very close friend of Abraham Lincoln. The paths are very well marked with historical plaques and signs. Nice walk along small battlefield and nice scenery of the Potomac river.

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
“Smallest National Cemetery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

A nice easy hike with Civil War significance. The country's smallest national cemetery is located here - quite an interesting battle to learn about.

Visited January 2013
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Ashburn, Virginia
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6 attraction reviews
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“Small Battlefield and Cemetary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Compact Civil War battlefield. The free guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays are a must. The tour guides are very knowledgable.

Visited October 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Balls Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

If you're a Civil War buff, or even if you're not, this is a great little place to go with friends/family on a sunny autumn afternoon. We took the 1 pm tour (they give 11 am and 1 pm tours on the weekend) last Sunday which just happened to be the anniversary of the batlle. Our tour guide (I believe his name was Mr. Glenn?) was excellent....really gave an excellent retelling of what went on here during the Civil War. You can walk over the bluff and view the Potomac (Maryland on the other side). Great outing for a morning or afternoon.

Visited October 2012
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Leesburg
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“Nice educational park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Went for a short drive on a Sunday and ended up at the Battlefield. It is kind of out of the way to get to because you have to drive through a resdidential area but then there it is tucked away. Very nice area, clean and well kept. They have guided tours but we did our own thing. Would be totally awesome if they had a sound system that could enhance the walk. Nice clear paths, beautiful views of the river. the cemetary is so tiny but that is what makes it nice, only one grave is identified. Great safe place for a family to take a stroll and get some civil war education at the same time

Visited September 2012
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