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“History and Exercise Combined!” 4 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 #5 of 41 Attractions in Leesburg
Type: Cemeteries, Battlefields, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: A poignant and sobering reminder of a disastrous Union defeat during the Civil War.
Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“History and Exercise Combined!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We love to visit this park as a family. We have found it to be a great Saturday morning hike with the dog. The trails could be a little better marked, so print out a trail map before you go, and take it with you. The only amenity is a port-a-potty in the gravel parking lot, so don't expect luxury. I would say the views along the river are definitely worth the hike. There are plenty of open areas to picnic.

Visited February 2013
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Virginia USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Smallest National Cemetery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This Battlefield is a wonderful place to soak up history and to hike. The Battlefield borders the Potomac River and the path travels down the bluff and goes quite a way along the river. A great hike for the whole family. Strollers could not take this hike.

Visited January 2013
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“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
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“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
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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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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