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Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

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This review is focused on the Spotsylvania battlefield (see separate review of Fredericksburg... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Experience!

We were on a national park tour down the east coast with our 10 year son who loves history. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Meg K
Sarasota, Florida
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120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2508
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This review is focused on the Spotsylvania battlefield (see separate review of Fredericksburg battlefield). Well maintained battlefield that was part of the Overland Campaign that eventually led to the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox Courthouse. Battle occurred subsequent to Grant and Lee squaring off...More

3  Thank 823greggs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a national park tour down the east coast with our 10 year son who loves history. The Park Rangers and staff were wonderful and very well informed! They took the time to talk to our son. I recommend he Jr. Ranger program...More

Thank Meg K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For those of you perhaps not familiar with the National Parks Service (NPS) and their sites, quality of these places are top notch. This place is no exception. The visitor center is located on the Fredericksburg battlefield, pretty much on top of the wall at...More

5  Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Good opportunity to see and learn about this part of our history. The markers help to bring alive the events. Bring your walking shoes!

Thank PeaceLoveVeggies
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We visited 2 of the 4 parks (Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania. Both locations were very informative and the Rangers were extremely knowledgeable. The parks offer a Jr. Ranger program which is great for kids to stay engaged in the experience. Looking forward to going back to...More

Thank nramos221
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The movie is worth it. Price is reasonable. The sign displays can give you the same information, but the events acted out give you a better visual effect. There is an easy trail behind the visitor center. The Fredericksburg National Cemetery is next to it....More

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I have been reading Civil War History for years, but visiting the actual sites and listening to the Rangers interpretations has been magic! We had a Park Ranger at one site who was such a good presenter that I actually felt the battle unfolding around...More

3  Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 18 June 2018

There are four parks in the Fredericksburg area associated with the Civil War. Among the horrible tragedy of the war, there are stories of outstanding service and heroism. If you are a Civil War buff, and even if not, these parks are a must.

Thank jake5552018
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Actually, it's impossible to see everything, but our step-on tour with Scott Walker of Hallowed Ground Tours was the most efficient and informative way to understand the Battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania. He directed us down country roads to the battlefields, explained...More

3  Thank Celia G
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This park provides a tranquil escape for walks, jog/runs, cycling whilst absorbing nature, and if want, period history. Reflections often cause you to pause to think about the horrors of the Civil War and the social issues.

Thank HCrowder
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6 June 2017|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
By using Google it appears it is down at the Fredericksburg City Dock. If you type in Irish Brigade monument at Fredericksburg you will find that. It will not let me post links here. It is in City dock park which you could... More
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Response from Clarence_Beeks | Reviewed this property |
Free - but there is a nominal fee to see the movie downstairs.