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Review of Chatham Manor

Chatham Manor
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Fredericksburg After Hour Private Horse and Carriage Ride
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

It's a lovely place to visit with a great view of Fredericksburg and the river. I proposed in the gardens, very picturesque even in the late fall. There were lots of families there with photographers taking Christmas card photos, so the word is out on how pretty the place is. The actual museum inside the house is sparse to say the least. For being a civil war hospital, it had surprisingly few medical artifacts from the time (none?). The coolest part of the house is some soldier graffiti on the original plaster that can be seen in a window sill, but there is nothing pointing this out, one of the volunteers told us. That seemed odd. But if you are looking for a spot for a picnic or a nice stroll, look no further.

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Enjoyed being able to walk around grounds at our own pace. not much to see inside of the house but an amazing view of Fredericksburg's Old Town area from the outside. This home is free to view so that was also nice when working with a budget.

Thank AmyF108
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

On an afternoon drive through the town, my husband and I happened upon the beautiful stop. This place somehow which had hidden from us after living in the area near all our lives. We strolled the property with our 2 year old daughter. The museum was small but still very interesting the staff was on hand and very knowledgeable of the exhibits. I hope to go back in the spring to see more of the gardens. Small and not over done.

Thank Just_honest_now
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

After hearing great reviews of Chatham Manor, we decided to drive up to visit. We arrived over 1.5 hours prior to closing ... only to find it was all locked up. No entry. Since this was our last day in Fredericksburg, we were very disappointed. Signs say open daily, 9am to 4pm...guess we experienced Washington's Sequestration at work.

1  Thank mjilly
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Yes, George Washington slept here. So did Thomas Jefferson. Abe Lincoln met with his Union Troops here. Walt Whitman was here during the battle of Fredericksburg and wrote about what he saw. Clara Barton tended to the wounded here. Many other famous people have come through these rooms of this 250 year old house. It has been through battle but was lovingly restored by all of its owners and was gifted to the National Park Service by the last owner in the 80's.
You enter through a garden which is probably very lovely during the spring. We were here in winter, but saw pictures of what it does look like in bloom.
There is a park ranger inside of the house, who tells you about it and answers any questions about the property. You will view a movie about the property and its history, which is very well done. The movies is shown in the room where George Washington slept. There are exhibits and furniture in the downstairs portion of the house. The upstairs is not shown. Outside there are two trees that witnessed the battle of Fredericksburg, cannons, a pontoon bridge piece and graves of unknown soldiers scattered here and there. The town of Fredericksburg looks at this vantage point, nearly the same as it did when it was first pictured.
This is a very cool house and was the favorite spot of my visit to Fredericksburg.
It is Free of Charge.

1  Thank Born_to_go61
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