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Chancellorsville Battlefield and Visitor Center

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Wonderful history location

Do you love history....here's the spot to step back in time during the battles of the Civil War... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
billpatch47
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Ontario, New York
Very interesting part of civil war history

The battlefield history is particularly interesting as the tides of the civil war changed after... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Rolly K
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Perth, Australia
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9001 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Spotsylvania, VA 22553-4235
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Do you love history....here's the spot to step back in time during the battles of the Civil War. Expect to spend at least a few hours walking and reading about the battle here and learn why this was a key point in the War.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank billpatch47
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The battlefield history is particularly interesting as the tides of the civil war changed after these battles. Inparticular the story of Stonewall Jackson mortally wounded by 'friendly fire' and his grave are worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Rolly K
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This memorial site has sensitively preserved the actual battle site, as well as having a very good interpretative centre, with a video and display material. Watching the video first enabled us to have a better understanding when we walked the battle site, which was a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We drove to the Visitor’s Center and fortunately a tour was planned right after a very informative 20 minute video. We were blessed to have Kevin as our park ranger. He was sensational not only explaining the history but was so passionate, we felt like...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank drphibes20
Reviewed 14 September 2018

The visitor's center has a great movie and museum, so plan a few hours to go through. The staff is very knowledgeable on the history of the area. You can get the CDs here for Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania, BUT be sure to get the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lagiant
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Take the time to park, view the museum, view the gift shop, and take a tour from one of the par rangers.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lagiant
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

To see where Jackson was wounded in battle was an experience hard to describe. It's all free and very nicely layed out. Museum was very informative and the driving tour while at times was hard to follow was an awesome experience. Great photo opportunities on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William H
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

One should not be surprised that the NPS has outstanding sites, but I am frequently impressed despite how many of these things I visit. This battle was one of America's bloodiest, and one where movement proved superior to numbers. The site features a nice visitor...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 962anthonyp
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Loved the visit here and to me if you love history and the Civil War, its a must if you are in area. Museum and short film were great as was walking the hallowed grounds. It was fabulous and recommended for history buffs.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J0hnPM10
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Visitor's Center is a must - this Civil War battle was partly in the town and the Visitor's Center works to explain the impact of the battle on the town and its citizens - as well as on the participants.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank saramatthews
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