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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Fredericksburg, VA
+1 540-654-5121
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A Thought Provoking History Lesson for Young & Old

Suggest touring the nearby Fredericksburg Visitor Center first. A visit to the National Cemetery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan M
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Always sobering to visit a cemetery

This cemetery is right beside the visitors center. Take a walk around and imagine. Worth the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat L
Boston, Massachusetts
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Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Suggest touring the nearby Fredericksburg Visitor Center first. A visit to the National Cemetery will then put the horrors of the Civil War and for that matter War in general in perspective. Quotes from soldiers and their officers, on both sides, posted in the Visitor...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cemetery is right beside the visitors center. Take a walk around and imagine. Worth the time, definitely.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The soldiers died from major civil war battle between Washington D.C. and Richmond, Va. Of 15,243 troopers, only 2,472 have been identified. Graves are marked with two different headstones. Rounded stones mark the graves of identified, while smaller square stones are the unknown. The unknown...More

Thank Jack L
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Sad to see so many young men's graves and so many graves for unidentified soldiers. And some graves with mutltipe numbers of deceased. Cemerty well laid out and maintained.

Thank John Campbell H
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We visited the cemetery and was surprised to see the unique layout. Its' terraced topography and how the soldiers were buried is very emotional. Thousand of men lie in a very beautiful place that was once a meat grinder of a battlefield. This is a...More

Thank SlowPoke59
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

As others have noted, the cemetary is part of the Fredricksburg battlefield walking tour. You can just visit the cemetary if you like, but I recommend the whole walking tour because understanding the battle puts the cemetary in perspective. Very sobering. Highly recommended.

Thank John H
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Go to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center first and get a map for a self guided tour. With that, you can walk around and read what is at each tour stop. This is a beautiful cemetery and is a very profound, sobering place. To think...More

Thank igolfCA
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A great cemetery where the battle actually played out. These cemeteries are always nice for a stroll.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 21 December 2016

The cemetery is located right next to the battlefield. It is a large cemetery on a hill, with sweeping views of the city. The cemetery itself is interesting with some unique signs, headstones and statues.

1  Thank DiabloDeb
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Real close to other sites. Near Mary Washington University. Very old cemetery kept in very good condition.

1  Thank Mark M
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