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Stafford Civil War Park

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Quick hike for Civil War Buffs

Although this may not be worth the drive for the causal visitor, I would recommend this park for... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
nj, usa
Larger than expected

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

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Reston, Virginia
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“valley forge”(7 reviews)
“union army”(4 reviews)
“hiking trail”(3 reviews)
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400 Mt. Hope Church Road, Stafford, VA 22554
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I just happened to notice this little park on a map so we decided to go and explore. This part of Virginia has huge battlefields and is steeped in Civil War history but the fact that this was the Union winter encampment is probably not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank susane244
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful area and very special place to learn . The history is well documented and it almost feels like you can see the soilders in their fight for freedoms.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fllinva
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

If you're a history geek, you'll be at home here. Site of the "Army of the Potomac's Valley Forge" in 1863. Remnants of the Union double corduroy road are here along with three artillery emplacements and interior communication lines. Aqua Landing is just down the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I expected little, received a lot. Drive through park with excellent exhibits. Wonderfully descriptive and informative displays at each ocation give you the feeing of being there when it all occurred.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brad R
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Although this may not be worth the drive for the causal visitor, I would recommend this park for Civil War and US history fans. It is about 15 minutes off I 95. Once there, you can hike (or drive) around 5 historical stops detailing camp...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tosl
Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IHG_Fan
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Liz S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Welkin2
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13 January 2019|
Response from IHG_Fan | Reviewed this property |
The park was established in 2013 and they have been maintaining the open areas since that time in order to facilitate recreational activities. Most of sites of interest are actually wooded rather than open however the park... More