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“A SNAPSHOT OF AMERICAN HISTORY”
Review of Chatham Manor

Chatham Manor
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$110.00*
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Fredericksburg After Hour Private Horse and Carriage Ride
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

The history of Chatham Manor spans a good portion of American history. It was built as a plantation on 1200 acres by William Fitzhugh, over looking the town of Fredericksburg. As a supporter of the American Revolution, he hosted George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. During the Civil War, President Lincoln visited Chatham as did Clara Barton and Walt Whitman. The manor served as a headquarter and then a field hospital during the war. You can see where the Union soldiers scribbled their names & regiments on the interior walls.. There are exhibits on the main floor along with an excellent movie about the history of the property. You can tour the grounds and enjoy the view overlooking the Rappahannock River to Fredericksburg, enjoy the beautiful gardens as see the remaining out-buildings, the kitchen and the laundry. Very interesting and thought provoking .

Thank HARRY M
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

The history of this manor is fascinating. From being owned by wealthy plantation owners, to being overrun during the Civil War and being used as a hospital, to being completely renovated. There is a short film that explains everything. It's so powerful to realize you are sitting in the very room where so many brave men had surgery and/or lost their lives. The lady that gave us a tour around (I think her name was Suzanne), was highly knowledgable and very sweet.

Thank sirpeternincompoop
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Love the candy manor. As soon as you walk in the front door you are greeted by the intoxicating scent of homemade candies. They have everything you could possible want. They also make up beautiful candy gift baskets.

Thank Beth J
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

We enjoyed learning about the history that has occurred on the site of this homestead. Many famous Americans visited this location during their lifetime. It was shocking to hear the truth about the battle of Fredericksburg during 1862.

Thank eaglesnesttraveler
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Reviewed June 28, 2014

Another piece to the story of Fredericksburg. Interesting movie to watch. Replica section of the pontoon bridge. History of the home is interesting. Great view of the city.

Thank spinman15
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