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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

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Address: 120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2508
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The focus of this review is on the Spotsylvania battlefield. The battlefield itself is quite small and fairly well preserved. You can see the earthworks and there are several... read more

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The focus of this review is on the Spotsylvania battlefield. The battlefield itself is quite small and fairly well preserved. You can see the earthworks and there are several monuments throughout. There are places to park at each key location with signage throughout to tell the tale. I took a little over an hour to hit each spot and read... More 

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Thonotosassa, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stop and look at the information at the starting point and pick up a self guided tour map. Takes about 2 to 3 hours if you stop and walk to points of interest . Check out the nearby Confederate Cemetery as well.

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Woodford, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The loss of life from battle on top this beautiful hill location over looking the stone wall you can count the head stones. The Parks museum is across the street as is the Kirkland monument and other sites from the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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Temple, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove over one day from Williamsburg and really enjoyed the area. We walked and drove through the Spotsylvania Battle Field. Very interesting. The whole area is so full of history

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I toured both the Fredericksburg Battlefield and the Spotsylvania Battlefield on the same day,May 1st; a nice time to visit, when temperate weather and relatively low humidity. At Fredericksburg one must walk the Sunken Road trail and get a deep feeling for the bloody struggle that took place there. Walking up onto Marye's Heights gives you a perfect understanding of... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have read extensively about the Civil War but this combination of battlefields and the excellent interpretive material really improves the understanding. The visitor centers at Fredricksburg and Chancellorsville are well worth an hour or two each. The one at Chancellorsville is especially extensive and complete and covers all the battlefields. The movies are very well done and the cost... More 

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Olmito, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit and enjoy history. You can actually visit four civil war battlefields within a short drive. Besides the great history this is a beautiful part of the country as well.

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Keene
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Toured 5 major battlefields in and around Fredericksburg. Incredible tour guide at Battle of Fredericksburg. Two auto tours to the west were great as well. Traveled parts of Virginia never seen before and caught up on so much knowledge of the Civil War events in the area. Would seriously recommend to anyone who is into our history.

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Westfield, Indiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drive through the battlefield on a beautiful afternoon. Well done placards that tell you what happened and where. Neat for history buffs.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fredericksburg has a great downtown that looks the way it did 150 years ago with some nice restaurants and boutiques and antique stores. I have lived in the area for five years and enjoyed going to town once or twice a month.

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