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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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We stopped at both the main visitor center and Chatham manner. We arrived late in the afternoon after visiting Mt Vernon. The info and videos at both stops as well as the displays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped at both the main visitor center and Chatham manner. We arrived late in the afternoon after visiting Mt Vernon. The info and videos at both stops as well as the displays helped us understand and appreciate the struggle that occurred here lasting 18 months. We didn't have time to do all of the battle sites, but the 2... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the area for a family wedding, spent the free afternoon touring the battlefields and walking trails. Thoroughly enjoyed discovering the trenches and seeing the cannons. Found it fun and interesting to lay in the trenches and visualize the enemies coming our way. Not so fun to think that lives were lost on those very grounds. Scenery in the area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

See the site of some of the most difficult fighting of 1864. Visit the museum at Spotsylvania Court House to experience this important area and understand the role it played in the war. From Fredericksburg to Chancellorsville to the Wilderness to Spotsylvania Court House the war unfolded.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The battlefields (4) are a great place for visitors of all ages to get a better understanding of the civil war. There are trails and driving routes so that all fitness levels can experience the battlefield, and the signage is very helpful for explaining what you are looking at. In the summertime the NPS has a program on Friday evenings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You don't have to be a Civil War buff to enjoy these many National Park areas, but if you are you will also be amazed. Visitor Center at Chancellorsville had excellent short movie overview and nice small museum. Wilderness battlefield has shelter with information but also trail into woods with many trenches, plus Elwood Manor/General Warren's headquarters. Spotsylvania Courthouse also... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This national monument, while not as famous as Gettysburg, played a pivotal moment in the Civil War. While there is not a main visitor center, and the area is spread out between a few sites, this is good stop for anyone interested in history and the Civil War.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fredricksburg is worth visiting if only for the story, not the views of the battle. Chanchlorsville and Wilderness are not worth the visit. Can't see anything as forest is too thick to see anything. Not NPS'S fault, just the way it is. If you've been to Gettysburg this is far from it. At least I can say I've been there... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

If you are a Civil War buff, then spend a day visiting the various battlefields around Fredericksburg, VA. Also, visit the museum.

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

another great place for civil war enthusiasts. the cemetery and the sunken road right outside the visitor center. walk down the sunken road and just imagine you are hiding behind the rock wall and firing at union forces in front of you as cannons fire from behind and above you on the ridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Civil War History comes to life. Well documented. Very informative and interesting. You will not be disappointed.

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