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Chatham Manor

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Address: 120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2508
Phone Number: +1 540-371-0802
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A visit to Chatham

Chatham takes you back to the Civil War period. This charming plantation house was used by the Union during the battle of Fredericksburg. I've taken visitors there several years... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Ron M
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Chatham takes you back to the Civil War period. This charming plantation house was used by the Union during the battle of Fredericksburg. I've taken visitors there several years and each year they have added something new. Most resent is a model of a pontoon boat that was used by the Federals to cross the Rappahannock into Fredericksburg. They have... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From Colonial America to segregated FREDERICKSBURG lunch counters in the 1960s, this home has seen it all. Well maintained by friends with private donations and US taxpayers this mansion is well worth your money. There is no charge for admission or parking with no hidden charges. Put on your history goggles and visit this timeless location you will not regret... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a few hours spare before heading south but wnted to visit Chatham Manor first. So glad we did. We received a great welcome at the door and were shown a very informative film of the history of Chatham Manor, it's owners, slaves, and use during the Civil War. We'd highly recommend a visit to Chatham Manor.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended our trip to Fredericksburg with a visit to Chatham. I have visited the town many times but never went to this mansion. It is situated across the river from town on a hill where you get a lovely view. The Park Service does a wonderful job maintaining this area. Rangers are knowledgeable & polite. You can tour quite... More 

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Nashville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Learned several things I didn't know. That's my first criteria. Rangers were nice and knowledgable. Weather was perfect. A good stop if you have an hour to give.

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Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here while touring through Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. Chatham Manor was built in 1771 and has seen visitors such as Washington and Lincoln. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The buildings were built between the 1700s to the 1900s. The path around the grounds and buildings is easy to navigate. We were there too early to tour... More 

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Libertyville IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chatham Manor has a commanding view over the river to Fredericksburg. The house and gardens are lovely. They do a great job dealing with the slavery question. Do take a few minutes and watch the brief video.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely well preserved, the guides are knowledgable, friendly and informative. The grounds are beautiful and the view of Fredericksburg spectacular.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a hot and humid day, so we spent more time in the house than the grounds. Had a wonderful NPS intern/volunteer answer questions for us. The view out the back of the house towards Fredericksburg is amazing--puts the whole battle in perspective. Free and worth the quick trip to complete the trip.

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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a short movie about the house and property. Nice view of Fredericksburg. Rangers are available to answer any questions. Worth a stop.

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