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A Sobering Experience

Very nearby the Visitor’s Center, this cemetery is worth seeing. Be prepared to walk up a steep... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Civil War Cemetery

The resting place of the over 10,000 union troops who died in the struggle over the nearby ground... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Dover, Delaware
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Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.
Fredericksburg, VA
+1 540-654-5121
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Located next to the Fredericksburg Battlefield, this place fulfills its duty as place to pay one's respects to one's brothers-in-arms who helped shape this nation as well as place to think about the high cost of any war no matter how just it may have...More

2  Thank Bigfoot62
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 30, 2012

The Union cemetery is atop Mary's Heights behind the VIsitor's Center in the Fredericksburg National Military Park. There is a short path (with numerous steps) that lead to the top. Most of the graves in this location (approx. 80%) contain the remains of unidentified Union...More

5  Thank m w
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Very nearby the Visitor’s Center, this cemetery is worth seeing. Be prepared to walk up a steep hill to get there. Most of the small graves have 3-5 unknown soldiers buried. The sense of over 10000 union soldiers misguided attack stays with you as you...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Fredericksburg National Cemetery is located in the area of the Fredericksburg Civil War Battle field. Great place to learn about the Civil War and of those who died. It is a great place for people who have some connection. For others, worth the stop to...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Most of the markers are not identified. If you are short of time, you might consider skipping this site. Guided tours are offered. Check with the visors center to get the schedule

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

The resting place of the over 10,000 union troops who died in the struggle over the nearby ground nearly 150 years ago. Quiet and well-maintained by the National Park Service. Great views of the city. Parking is at the adjacent visitors center for Fredericksburg and...More

Thank DelMarVaJohn
Reviewed March 26, 2018

I came with my family to check this out. My husband really wanted to visit it, and we were very pleased that we did it. There is so much history behind each name, each date. The weather was so beautiful and I was able to...More

Thank travellerboost
Reviewed December 6, 2017

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 November 16, 2017

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

Thank Pat L
Reviewed October 21, 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 September 1, 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 August 16, 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

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