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Chatham Manor

120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2508
+1 540-371-0802
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Beautiful inside and out. History

Really enjoyed inside and out. Outside has small maintained gardens, view of the city of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
katem j
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Suffern, New York
Great for Civil War buffs - or in my case, researching family history.

I first visited here in May 2001 when two of my uncles (one age 80 and the other one close behind... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jane_in_va
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St. Augustine, Florida
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120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2508
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+1 540-371-0802
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"across the river"
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"rappahannock river"
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"pontoon bridge"
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"civil war"
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"clara barton"
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"short video"
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"walt whitman"
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"the national park service"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"interesting history"
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"free admission"
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"view of the river"
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"field hospital"
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"old house"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed inside and out. Outside has small maintained gardens, view of the city of Fredericksburg, Rappahannock River, and replica of pontoon bridge to name a few. Inside,you can tour the first floor which was used as a union hospital. Free!

Thank katem j
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited here in May 2001 when two of my uncles (one age 80 and the other one close behind) visited from New Mexico and California. They wanted to find information on a Great Grandfather who fought in the Civil War for the Union...More

Thank jane_in_va
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fredericksburg has a wealth of history and Chatham Manor highlights various aspects of that time. Not to mention it's beautiful and peaceful setting, overlooking the Rappahannock River and the City of Fredericksburg.

Thank Louise Z
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even free is over priced for this. The rangers were not knowledgeable and were not interested in public interaction. The short film was informative and the location is beautiful. However, visiting this is a waste of time.

Thank mrsd9098
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The gardens and especially the look across the river driving done were good. Video was best part inside

Thank 8weeksormore
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Built in 1771, this mansion overlooks the Rappahannock River and the city of Fredericksburg. It has been visited by Presidents and dignitaries throughout the world. The Manor house and grounds were ravaged during the Civil War, but have been restored to tell the stories of...More

Thank catherinew270
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

National Park open to the public - free. Step back in time. See what role this house played in American history. Beautiful vistas and well maintained gardens. This is a real gem. Just 5 minutes drive from downtown. If you pack a picnic, you can...More

Thank ptajack
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was a nice stop on our way to the Outer Banks. It is an interesting house with an equally interesting history. The grounds were beautiful! If you're into Civil War history then this is a good stop to make

Thank Deborah C
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

There is a movie to help you understand the significance of the site and the people involved. The garden is beautiful.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Chatham takes you back in time to the Colonial era and the Civil War era. It was a Union hospital. It overlooks Fredericksburg across the river. It's so peaceful.

Thank starrynight22017
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22 October 2017|
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Response from cbm91910 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it says in the NPS that they are allowed on the grounds.
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18 May 2017|
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Response from We-L0VE-Adventure | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is a grassy area close to the car park, or the terraced lawn area looking over the river and the town of Fredericksburg. But it is a bit of a walk from the car around the back of the house!
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missmutt
26 February 2017|
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Response from 786laurieh | Reviewed this property |
Hi There is not a fee and there is a park called John Lee Pratt Park adjacent to the manor with a large parking area if the one at the manor is too small or full.
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