We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book a Stay + Win a Getaway Book your hotel on TripAdvisor and you could win a great trip!

Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Phone Number: 5406545121

Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 74 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 49
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
  • 2
  • 0
Beautiful and serene

As you know what kind of bloody battles have taken place here the serene silence has taken over. To see all those gravestones without names it makes you respect these men even... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 31, 2016
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 74: English reviews
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
360 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

As you know what kind of bloody battles have taken place here the serene silence has taken over. To see all those gravestones without names it makes you respect these men even more. The whole cemetery looks very beautiful and if you can you should visit this place.

Thank ArieDiepen
Level Contributor
301 reviews
175 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The cemetery is next to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. There is a self guided tour - brochures are available at the visitor center. There are many monuments and Confederate artillery among the graves.

Thank Lynn W
Clinton, United States
Level Contributor
29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I did the walking tour from the battlefield visitor's center, which finished up in the cemetery. I saw and heard many birds in the trees and I saw a bold woodchuck strolling the grounds too. I also got to see a park ranger raise the flag at the battle park visitor's center.

Thank Judi N
Gainesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
465 reviews
220 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

It is very sobering to see all those graves. even worse most of the graves have no names and have up 6 people buried in the same plot. The rangers do very good job. it is a steep walk up. take your time and it is must see.

Thank matjaz2002
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

The cemetery has a history not to be believed. The National Park rangers & employees provide a moving narration as you walk thru in the evening. Once night has fallen & each grave is lit with candles, you will be holding your breath. We live here & go every year & you will take this visit with you for many... More 

Thank cemurmer
Hagerstown, Maryland
Level Contributor
554 reviews
213 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

It is absolutely sobering to see the sheer number of graves in the cemetery and know that there are still so many more graves around town (we visited Chatham and found the three that they have marked earlier in the day). The national cemeteries are always a must see when I visit a battlefield because there is where you realize... More 

Thank Mfclingan
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This cemetery is on a steep hill that is terraced. Walking up you are taken by the number of graves. Many have no name because they don't know who they were. The most emotional time is visiting on Memorial Day when Boy Scouts place flags and a luminary on each site. When these are lit and darkness falls, you can't... More 

Thank Marci B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016

My 11 year old nephew gave me a tour of this National Cemetary and Sunken Road, he had recently taken this tour with his class, I must say he did an excellent job and I learned a LOT! After the cemetary do the walk along the pea gravel road of Sunken Road, there is a house that was part of... More 

Thank LeighMill
Bowling Green, Va
Level Contributor
20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Between the 15 minute historical overview, tour of the battle ground, and solemn walk among the dead, one discovers what Sherman wrote, "War is...it's all Hell." God bless the North and the South. What madness, thank God for peace. And God bless Abe and US Grant for realizing that the only path to victory was the war of attrition. From... More 

Thank Dean P
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
257 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2016

Came after visiting information centre and movie helps put numbers into perspective makes you think about all the people who lost their lives.

Thank Mark D

Travelers who viewed Fredericksburg National Cemetery also viewed


Been to Fredericksburg National Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fredericksburg National Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?