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Review of Chatham Manor

Chatham Manor
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Used by General Ambrose Burnside during the Battle of Fredericksburg in 1862 - then as a hospital for the wounded in 1863... this home boasts of many historic men visiting. Well worth your visit!

Thank Katherine Q
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Impressive old manor home and grounds. Looks out over the Rappahanock River toward downtown Fxbg. Would like to go back when flowers are in bloom. Small parking lot.

Thank Dawn W
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Chatham Manor is not only a gorgeous house with wonderful grounds that are available to the public during the day, and but has a very interesting role in the Civil War during the battle of Fredericksburg. It is also mentioned in the Fredericksburg ghost tour for those interested. The best thing about visiting here is that it is free and helpful staff are on hand to answer any questions about the place.

Thank viyamusic
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Chatham is a house with not only a view of Fredericksburg, but of Virginia's history. It served as Union army headquarters, a hospital during the Civil War, and had many architectural changes in keeping with the style of the times. Its residents fled, abandoning it to the Union forces, and the walls tell that story, bearing regimental graffiti; its floors still have hospital bloodstains. The day we visited was rainy and we were the lone patrons. As a result, we got a coveted upstairs tour as well! The gardens are gorgeous, too, and you cannot beat the price of admission: free!

Thank enjay0
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

It is free so if you have time, I would recommend visiting just to get the bookends of the battle. Here is where they launched the attach that eventually saw the Union taking the town. If you go to the Fredericksburg Battle Visitor Center first, you'll get the full story and thus be able say "this is where that happened." As far as the house, they only have the bottom open and there isn't much in there but signs with information about the people there. There is a section of wall where they found graffiti left by union soldiers that is interesting. It isn't far from the Battlefield center so if you have the time it's worth a pop in, but do just that - pop in, go out the back door (which was really the front door of the estate) and read the signs about the battle.

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