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“Very nice and kept up.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park

Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park
Stephens City, Virginia
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107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very nice and kept up.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Very nice and kept up. Great trails and a great view. Needs more interpretive signs however. Important Civil War site often overlooked by history

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English first
Warrenton, Virginia
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Surrounded, but not by soldiers!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

I am a local, I know, a rarity. I am also a Living Historian, and have participated in Historic events at Ball's Bluff. I HATE that this sacred area is surrounded by expensive but cheaply made suburban houses. It deserves old stone houses and rail fences!
That being said, make sure you go when a volunteer will give a tour. Plan to spend time soaking up the definite atmosphere and thoughts about HOW the soldiers actually got their weaponry up the banks of the Potomac (exhausting in itself) and THEN battle it out. Unreal.
This Park is small, intimate, once you wade through suburbia, and quite touching. It is an important place in the history of VIrginia, and the song "Vacant Chair" was penned as a result of the battle that took place there. Not to be missed!

Visited March 2012
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Ashburn, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small Battlefield and Cemetary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Compact Civil War battlefield. The free guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays are a must. The tour guides are very knowledgable.

Visited October 2012
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Virginia
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387 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Beautiful Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Facilities very lacking but nice walk - interesting history and I'm really surprised it still exists. See it soon before townhouses over take it!

Visited December 2012
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Redmond, Oregon
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94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Wonderful after work hike!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My husband and I have been here twice this week with our dog. Great hills, good workout and amazingly marked trails. You will definitely get your sweat rollin' if you hike this at a good pace. Thank you, Leesburg, Parks-n-Recreation! What a fun discovery!

Visited September 2012
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