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History Lover

I love the grounds and the importance of Chatham Manor. I always enjoy going up to Chatham Manor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Scott S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Great Visit

We had a great visit here. The tour of the house was great and the gallery was beautifully full of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2508
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Spent just over an hour and really enjoyed this historical significance of this Georgian-style plantation estate. Great introductory video which shares information about the Antebellum through Post-Civil War occupants of the mansion and the lifestyles of those periods in American history. Helpful and knowledgeable docents....More

4  Thank AngelaWandering
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

After seeing the Fredericksburg Civil War reenactment, and watching the movie “Gods and Generals” we decided to visit this place. The display on Clara Barton was interesting. Clara Barton was a nurse in this building during the Civil War, and went on to found the...More

2  Thank garyd01
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I love the grounds and the importance of Chatham Manor. I always enjoy going up to Chatham Manor and looking down over the city of Fredericksburg.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great visit here. The tour of the house was great and the gallery was beautifully full of art work. It was the first place we visited and the only issue we had was that the cashier didn't inform us that we could...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While my Brother and his wife visited my wife and I in September, the four of us spent a couple of hours there. The cost is low and well worth the effort.

Thank RayBrancolini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historic Inn sits overlooking the Rappahannock River and historic downtown Fredericksburg. It has been here since Revolutionary War times. The National Park service has offices upstairs, so that part is not open to the public. It is free to visit here. They have a...More

Thank fairwayBarbie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We almost skipped our visit here due to some of the reviews here, and I'm so glad we didn't. This is a fantastic place to learn of the civil war history, and the battle at Fredericksburg. The home itself is not that exciting, as most...More

Thank CajunWineaux
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a nice place to explore and see a piece of history. It was a bit confusing how to get to the entry but once inside the staff were helpful. I like to visit the sites and stamp my passport book. I liked the...More

Thank Candace N
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This very historic site has been used as a headquarters and a hospital. A must see if you are doing a Civil War Trip. From Robert E Lee to various presidents, many famous people have been here. Park Ranger Rick was very helpful and informative....More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Chatham Manor, which lies directly across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg, for the second time. This former plantation has been witness to so much of the area’s history. It was built during the Colonial period with the labor of enslaved workers and has hosted...More

Thank Sharon A
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Provides an okay view of Fredericksburg and the river, but the house is pretty boring. If you are in the neighborhood sure stop in but don't make it a high priority.

1  Thank hijarhead
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Unlike some other country manors - no one famous lived at Chatham Manor. This beautifully preserved manor house is its own story - as its owners and their fortunes came and went. Now owned by the NPS - its interpretation is sensitive to the changing...More

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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.
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!
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.