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Sad but beautiful

It is always sad to go to places that show how many people have fallen, especially during times of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
A Sobering Experience

Very nearby the Visitor’s Center, this cemetery is worth seeing. Be prepared to walk up a steep... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.
Fredericksburg, VA
+1 540-654-5121
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is always sad to go to places that show how many people have fallen, especially during times of civil unrest. However this is one of the old beautiful places that have long lost stories to tell. Walking around this area during the snow made...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Very nearby the Visitor’s Center, this cemetery is worth seeing. Be prepared to walk up a steep hill to get there. Most of the small graves have 3-5 unknown soldiers buried. The sense of over 10000 union soldiers misguided attack stays with you as you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Fredericksburg National Cemetery is located in the area of the Fredericksburg Civil War Battle field. Great place to learn about the Civil War and of those who died. It is a great place for people who have some connection. For others, worth the stop to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Most of the markers are not identified. If you are short of time, you might consider skipping this site. Guided tours are offered. Check with the visors center to get the schedule

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank notconnectedtoservic
Reviewed April 28, 2018

The resting place of the over 10,000 union troops who died in the struggle over the nearby ground nearly 150 years ago. Quiet and well-maintained by the National Park Service. Great views of the city. Parking is at the adjacent visitors center for Fredericksburg and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I came with my family to check this out. My husband really wanted to visit it, and we were very pleased that we did it. There is so much history behind each name, each date. The weather was so beautiful and I was able to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Suggest touring the nearby Fredericksburg Visitor Center first. A visit to the National Cemetery will then put the horrors of the Civil War and for that matter War in general in perspective. Quotes from soldiers and their officers, on both sides, posted in the Visitor...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

This cemetery is right beside the visitors center. Take a walk around and imagine. Worth the time, definitely.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Pat L
Reviewed October 21, 2017

The soldiers died from major civil war battle between Washington D.C. and Richmond, Va. Of 15,243 troopers, only 2,472 have been identified. Graves are marked with two different headstones. Rounded stones mark the graves of identified, while smaller square stones are the unknown. The unknown...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jack L
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Sad to see so many young men's graves and so many graves for unidentified soldiers. And some graves with mutltipe numbers of deceased. Cemerty well laid out and maintained.

Date of experience: August 2017
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