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Beautiful House and Grounds

This very historic site has been used as a headquarters and a hospital. A must see if you are doing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joe P
Bristol, Rhode Island
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Historic Chatham Embodies Fredericksburg History

Visited Chatham Manor, which lies directly across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg, for... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Sharon A
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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120 Chatham Ln, Fredericksburg, VA 22405-2508
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Joe P
Reviewed August 28, 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

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Reviewed August 27, 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.

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Reviewed August 20, 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

Thank saramatthews
Reviewed August 19, 2018

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.

Reviewed August 10, 2018

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!

Thank katem j
Reviewed July 28, 2018

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

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Reviewed July 27, 2018

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.

Thank Louise Z
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank mrsd9098
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

The gardens and especially the look across the river driving done were good. Video was best part inside

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October 22, 2017|
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Response from cbm91910 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it says in the NPS that they are allowed on the grounds.
May 17, 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!
February 26, 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.