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Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery

Battlefield Parkway, Route 15, Leesburg, VA
+1 703-779-9372
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A poignant and sobering reminder of a disastrous Union defeat during the Civil War.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Battlefield Parkway, Route 15, Leesburg, VA
+1 703-779-9372
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is an outstanding (however small) battlefield and cemetery to visit / tour. It's always breathtaking to stand on hallowed ground and this small battlefield packs a mighty punch. Great overlook of the Potomac River into Maryland. Great trails and very nice markers / interpretive...More

Thank forrestb819
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Just moving to VA from MA it's interesting to read about the "Union" and "Confederates" one of the Union from a town we lived in Mass. Bonus a deer walked toward us on the way in and during a trail hike a buck foraged while...More

Thank C S
Reviewed August 23, 2016

One of several US Civil War sites in the area. Short walk through the woods to the Cemetery. Story of the battle is interesting.

Thank Bill W
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I love hiking at Balls Bluff! There are several marked trails both in the woods and along the river. The longer trails provide enough elevation change to get a great cardio workout. We always see hikers with their dogs, and the short walk to the...More

Thank Susi W
Reviewed June 9, 2016

It's been a couple of years since we've been there, but I really enjoyed it, but I really like to hike. Full of history and sights, can't go wrong there!

Thank Catharine B
Reviewed May 28, 2016

The cemetery is very small but well maintained. The trails are clearly marked with many information signs explaining the battle of Ball's Bluff. Trails are not difficult and the view of the Potomac is very nice.

Thank VW49
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Takes a bit of walking to get there but totally worth it. It is so quiet and you feel like you are all by yourself.

Thank Becky S
Reviewed April 23, 2016

This cemetery is actually part of Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and I was happy that the cemetery was open unlike the website said it would be on a Saturday. It is a very small cemetery and only one of the people buried there is...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice, well-kept Civil War cemetery in an inconspicuous subdivision in Loudon County. I was impressed with it but missed the guided tour or the battlefield.

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Reviewed April 6, 2016

The historical area consists mainly of the cemetery, where about 20 Union soldiers were buried. Historical markers & displays are not extensive, but they're interesting. There are a number of trails, including some on the level (shady or sunny) and some which go down to...More

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June 12, 2017|
Response from mark d | Reviewed this property |
Well, the park is open everyday weather permitting. The first time, it was snowed in so it was closed for several days. However, its a self walking battlefield. Allow 15 mins to walk from the parking to the site. Make sure... More