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Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park

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Address: Balls Bluff Rd., NE, Leesburg, VA 20175
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Very Good Battlefield Site

No, this is not Gettysburg or Antietam, but the site of this battle is worth a quick stop. Take a while to walk around and see the cemetery. For a Civil War buff like me, this... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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west covina
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

to continue the other review, this is a great battlefield that can be walked in an hour, the site has a cemetery with 53 unknown soldiers and just 1 known soldier. the only thing i didnt care for was the flag pole had a solar panel in the middle of the pole, obviously to light it up at night but... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

No, this is not Gettysburg or Antietam, but the site of this battle is worth a quick stop. Take a while to walk around and see the cemetery. For a Civil War buff like me, this is a hidden gem.

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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great Civil War battlefield to visit - and a chance to stand on hallowed ground. Go during the "warm months" and you'll get a great guided tour. The trails are awesome and the interpretive signs are top notch. There is a great scenic overlook of the Potomac River from VA into MD. Well worth the visit!

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Thank forrestb819
Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

We walk along this trail to the Potomac every Thankgiving morning. It's beautiful at this time of year. We don't spend any time at the cemetery, but it is unusual because it is so small. We usually spend about an hour because we like to spend a little time down by the water.

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Thank Boonstra
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

Perfect for runners, hikers, dog walkers, and history buffs. Learn about the civil war battle and take in the beautiful scenery of the park and the Potomac River. I have been coming here for years and never get tired of it.

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Thank Gracehorvath
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

We decided to check this place out based on a great recommendation from a friend. He was right! Great hike with amazing views and so nice to combine with learning a bit of history as well. Definitely recommend!

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Thank erisley2015
No. VA
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is a cool place if you enjoy history. You must walk from the parking lot, but there are good historical markers to read and trails to take you out to look at the river. It's quiet, not heavily traveled, but a good piece of our country's history - local style.

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Thank tntcyclist
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

This regional park was great and I am already planning on taking my parents when they visit next. There are signs all over about the historic Civil War battle as well as several trails available for hiking. The Park is right on the Potomac River, with well marked paths that are spread with mulch to help with erosion and mud.... More 

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Thank jehenson81
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely park that was once a battlefield. It's located inside an inconspicuous subdivision, and it's easy to find, thanks to signage. I recommend stopping in for a walk through some nice scenery.

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Leesburg, United States
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Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a great place to escape the city, and take a very relaxing walk in the woods. It is safe foe small kids, enjoyable, well-maintained and..... educational to boot! It is one of our "go to" places in Leesburg to just get out in nature. This and Rust sanctuary are both gems!

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