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The National Civil War Life Museum

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Address: 829 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5805
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+1 540-834-1859

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Good place to learn

Learned a little about the history of Fredericksburg, Virginia and our Nations battles. How the battles have shaped our country as for what we are today.

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Rick P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowledge and not denying America's past is very important. We cannot bury our past and so must keep it alive to learn from and this is a place that helps remember the battles and those who died. It also shows the beauty can return and please those who have been lost.

Thank Donna B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing the monument, but more so the explanation of the statue behind the story. Hard to realize a burial spot for only part of a person.

Thank STEVENstoddard
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a most moving statue when you know the history of it. Take time to explore the entire area when visiting this monument.

Thank katz4catz
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Learned a little about the history of Fredericksburg, Virginia and our Nations battles. How the battles have shaped our country as for what we are today.

2 Thank Rick P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We've got an AWESOME one in Lee Circle in New Orleans, but it's about to be destroyed because of idiots. BUT... Informative, great for history buffs and nice to know something will stay even though the PC Police is trying to destroy American History.

3 Thank atasteofcreole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

The exhibits are very well presented. We got there late in the day so only got to go through the museum part. You get to choice a soldier and follow him through the war to hear his accounts of what happened and what they were thinking and feeling. They have another part outside but as I said we got there... More 

2 Thank Connie S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

expensive but informative and at times a little cheesy attempt to present the southern rebellion from a soldiers viewpoint and in general worth a visit for a novice civil war enthusiast, though those well versed will be a bit disappointed , make sure to take in all the local battlefields

2 Thank uckbuck
USA - East Coast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2013 via mobile

Like the other reviewer said, this storefront museum was once located here but looking around could not find. Was doing a day trip of civil war sites in the Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg area and was frustrated not being able to find. Visited the pickets post in Fredericksburg and while a store it was also like a small museum. Not a... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

the museum does not exist. Aug 2013 - it is an empty storefront. We asked about it at the Info Center and were told it closed. Seems like a great idea, wish it existed.

3 Thank bkg

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