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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

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Address: 120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2508
Phone Number: 540-373-6124
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Our Summer Vacation 2016

Again this is a great place to see Civil War History. The price is free, and you can drive through the park. You will not be disappointed.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Again this is a great place to see Civil War History. The price is free, and you can drive through the park. You will not be disappointed.

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Clinton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Both of these national battlefields are well preserved and interpreted by the National Parks Service. All of the rangers I spoke with were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. It was very hot when I was in the area and I did the Fredericksburg walking tour before the museum opened. It was much cooler and I had the whole area to myself.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to visit to learn about some of the history of Fredericksburg. Safe and family-friendly.

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Madison, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped at this Military Park on our way to Stafford, VA. The park is basically a memorial to Civil War battles that took place here and in nearby communities. Local farms were devastated and people forced to leave their homes. Lost of life was high and there were 85,000 wounded in these battles. We spoke with one of the... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you come to Fredericksburg and you do not visit this place, you are cheating yourselves out of a moving experience. Not only is it moving, it is also educational. This is especially appropriate for students.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fredericksburg is one of the Civil War's most important battles, and it is great to see key portions of it preserved in this sprawling suburban area. Plan for traffic nightmares getting there and leaving via freeway, but it is worth the trouble. A nicely interpreted park. Take the time to visit the sites on Lee Drive. Rare earthworks and some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a nice area to visit. Once you get out of the traffic and on into the countryside you can relax and take in the area. There is an auto tour (common on most of the battlefields). The visitor center was pretty good as well.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park on our way from Kentucky to Maryland. We only scratched the surface since we only got to visit Fredericksburg and Chatham, but it was still a great stop. We will be back to visit the other battlefields for sure! We learned so much in such a short visit. Everyone was super... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Serving as the Headquarters for the National Park Service, this mansion has been witness to centuries of actions, people, and major events. During a free tour and informational video, volunteer guides and rangers share the various layers of history with visitors. Be sure to take in the lovely view of Fredericksburg from the front lawn and stroll throughout the gorgeous... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome to be able to learn about both north and south without it seeming like one was better than the other. So much to see and read. Even the 4 year old likes walking and asking questions.

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