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“History and Exercise Combined!”

Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery
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Owner description: A poignant and sobering reminder of a disastrous Union defeat during the Civil War.
Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“History and Exercise Combined!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

We love to visit this park as a family. We have found it to be a great Saturday morning hike with the dog. The trails could be a little better marked, so print out a trail map before you go, and take it with you. The only amenity is a port-a-potty in the gravel parking lot, so don't expect luxury. I would say the views along the river are definitely worth the hike. There are plenty of open areas to picnic.

Visited February 2013
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Virginia USA
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Smallest National Cemetery”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This Battlefield is a wonderful place to soak up history and to hike. The Battlefield borders the Potomac River and the path travels down the bluff and goes quite a way along the river. A great hike for the whole family. Strollers could not take this hike.

Visited January 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great historical site small and compact site!”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Free is always good. Nice Civil War battle site with the smallest Natioal Cemetary. The battle had very signicant outcome to Congressional Military Oversight committee and also the death of a very close friend of Abraham Lincoln. The paths are very well marked with historical plaques and signs. Nice walk along small battlefield and nice scenery of the Potomac river.

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Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
“Smallest National Cemetery”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

A nice easy hike with Civil War significance. The country's smallest national cemetery is located here - quite an interesting battle to learn about.

Visited January 2013
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Ashburn, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Small Battlefield and Cemetary”
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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