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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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Beautiful City Views as a bonus

The house is nice and the staff was very kind. I was the only person there and they showed me some of their offices that aren't on the normal tour. The best part was the view of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The house is nice and the staff was very kind. I was the only person there and they showed me some of their offices that aren't on the normal tour. The best part was the view of downtown Fredricksburg. Takes you back in time.

Thank DarethaH
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Chatham Manor is a must visit in Fredericksburg. As the bird flies, we are maybe a mile from the sight. During the war there were 30,000 soldiers located on this side of the river. They could very well have camped near our home. In the past couple of years they have cleaned out a clearing to give one a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At bit of a history lesson for the family, and absolutely beautiful views. When we visted the manor was closed for indoor touring, so we toured the grounds. Even good for those who are looking to spend the day in the local area, and a walk downtown.

Thank Bella0519
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A home that touched my heart. I would highly recommend exploring the little museum and watching the video before touring the house. This lovely plantation was owned by the brother-in-law of George Washington. He was a patriot who basically gave everything to the cause of the American Revolution. The house itself is charming. The ceilings are spectacular. It's like someone... More 

Thank Diana S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived here for twenty years and always said we should visit. Now, after visiting we are amazed we hadn't seen it and will be sure it won't be long before we go back. A beautiful location with iconic views of the city of Fredericksburg it includes garden, hiking trails and a wealth of information about the manor and... More 

Thank P E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well preserved house and garden with a good introductory film and some friendly informed young volunteers. Probably visit the battle field visitor centre first to get the orientation of house to town and battlefield.

Thank Bearscarer
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is s well preserved home rich in history and with a lovely views of the river. The park ranger was very friendly and told us all about the property. The gardens are very pretty, surely much prettier in the Spring. We enjoyed our time here and best of all there is no entrance cost.

Thank Sonja T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By all means visit Chatham Manor. In one place you will see history unfold - a splendid plantation built on slave labor, destruction during the Civil War and slaves freed, a country retreat for the rich, and finally a memorial reminding us of our roots, of the injustices and tragedies suffered by multitudes, of the courage and sacrifice which contributed... More 

Thank Stephen D
Great Neck, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sprawling mansion was variously a Colonial era plantation, a Civil War field hospital, a ruin, and a 1920's weekend getaway. Lovely grounds and gardens, great views of the Rappahannock and Fredericksburg. Many exhibits, including a period room, plus a short film. Friendly and helpful docents.

1 Thank Celia L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house and grounds are well worth a stop. There is an intersting 20 minute film about the history of the house, and a couple of interesting Civil War exhibits in the grounds. The NPS volunteers on site were very knowledgeable and willing to spend lots of time with guests.

1 Thank DSandJB

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