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Chatham Manor

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Address: 120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2508
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The perfect place to take any type of photos We have taken prom and Christmas card photos with the view of Fredericksburg over the river

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jenni B
Virginia USA
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Virginia USA
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30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The perfect place to take any type of photos We have taken prom and Christmas card photos with the view of Fredericksburg over the river

Thank Jenni B
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510 reviews
237 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This site is right across the river from downtown Fredericksburg. Plenty of parking, free admission. A lot of history to learn about. Too bad there are only a couple of rooms on the first floor of this large Manor that you can visit. Nevertheless, well worth the visit. Plan on about an hour or so. Run very nicely by the... More 

Thank Ricmar60
Williamsburg, Virginia
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596 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful plantation built in 1771 by the Fitzhughs who lived a lavish lifestyle here. The current owners in 1862, the Lacys, had to flee as the house was turned into Union headquarters as well as a hospital. Destruction followed, and the Lacys had to sell in 1872. After several owners, it was sold to the National Park Service in 1975.... More 

Thank igolfCA
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95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this home while exploring the civil war battlefields. The admission is free. The grounds of the home right now in the spring are beautiful with blooming tulips. The home itself is self touring. There is a volunteer there who is very knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions. Be sure to watch the 13 minute film that will... More 

Thank VirginiaPatriot
Exeter, New Hampshire
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135 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Chatham Manor had an important role in the Battle of Fredricksburg. It was a headquarters and a hospital. Clara Barton and Walt Whitman worked in the hospital. Lincoln conferred with his commanders here. The outside of the house is impressive as are the gardens and the view. Inside, it is a museum, which is interesring, and includes a video.

Thank L9393NIrobertm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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255 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy historic homes. On the outside, it has a very lovely garden and a great view of the Rappahannock River. The inside, well, not so much. Only one room is actually preserved. The rest of the rooms are basically museum space.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Surry, Virginia
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're going to be in Fredericksburg for a couple of days, please visit Chatham Manor. The grounds are beautiful, and the view of the city is absolutely stunning! The house itself was very nice, although it left me wanting more. Staff are very engaged and informative. If you have any interest in the Civil War and it's affect on... More 

Thank Pat B
Hampton, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a brief visit to Chatham Manor with a tour group, and while there a park ranger gave our group a very in depth history lesson about the manor. The house was beautiful, inside and out, and the grounds were spacious. You walk through gardens as you enter the grounds. At the back of the manor you have a... More 

Thank Tina T
Tiverton, Rhode Island
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63 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited and toured some Civil War battlefields that are part of the NPS "Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields. First stop was Chatham Manor that over looked the Rappahannock River and the town of Fredericksburg (Gen. Sumner's HQs) where I took a pictures of the garden leading to the manor and saw the cannons that overlooks the town of Fredericksburg.... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The house and gardens are gorgeous. The many displays are educational and easy to understand. They are not written in too long a paragraph at once, so that the viewer stays interested and can read each description to the end. I think my favorite thing is the view of Fredericksburg across the river and the gardens. They are heavenly!

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