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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
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
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
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
A great place to visit. The NPS Park office and headquarters for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania are here. Nice gardens. Old trees. Civil war era graffiti visible in rooms of house. Interpretation of grounds and home is impeccable. Ranger/volunteers are very informative.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!