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Larger than expected

This free activity gives you the chance to stretch your legs. The sites are composed of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reston, Virginia
Pleasant self-guided tour of civil war campsite

Well maintained and documented site with multiple stops for viewing and walking around. Had it not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Middlesex, Vermont
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Reviewed yesterday

This free activity gives you the chance to stretch your legs. The sites are composed of approximately a dozen locations, mostly wooded trenches.

Thank IHG_Fan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained and documented site with multiple stops for viewing and walking around. Had it not been so hot, we would have walked the entire area, but there’s parking at every stop with a plaque describing the various sites. Very peaceful and a nice break...More

Thank Lizscharf1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to see what it was like for an Army on both sides to live while engaged in battle? Do you think you could do and survive what both sides went through? When you visit the sites, we, my wife, daughter and I could feel...More

Thank Lawrence R
Reviewed 22 April 2018

A rare collection of numerous sites of 1862-3 winter quarters huts of the Army of the Potomac's XI Corps - the "Valley Forge" of the Civil War. A reconstructed hut gives an example of what used to be here - thousands of log huts roofed...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Looking for something new to explore in Stafford County, my son took us to this relatively new park. It was interesting to us Upstate New Yorkers to see the site of an encampment of the Union Army in the state where the capital of the...More

Thank Welkin2
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This was hard to find. I tried on two occasions. Finally found it on the third attempt. Signs need to mark it better. It is all the way in the back of a subdivision literally!. I thought I missed a turn. It was very spread...More

1  Thank 980eileenv
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The park is 41 acres with five stops within one mile. STOP 1. One information post-Union Infantry Winter Camp. A replica army winter log cabin. One info stand about army winter camp. A short walk shows hut & rifle pis. Hiking trail. One port-a-potty. STOP...More

2  Thank Jack L
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This civil war park is extremely well done, even better than some of the National Parks that I have visited. It was a bit confusing when I entered the park, but I followed the sign to stop one where I got a map and read...More

1  Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We have passed sign for this many times over the years. Finally decided to visit. The one sign at the road to turn on and then no other markings. You travel a couple of miles on the road all the way to end. Then it...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This is a very new park that is several miles off of the interstate. It was the over-wintering grounds of the Union army so no actual battles were fought here. The park itself can be seen in 20 minutes but several nice walking trails can...More

Thank Shawn P
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