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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
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+1 540-654-5121

Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.

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As others have noted, the cemetary is part of the Fredricksburg battlefield walking tour. You can just visit the cemetary if you like, but I recommend the whole walking tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John H
Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As others have noted, the cemetary is part of the Fredricksburg battlefield walking tour. You can just visit the cemetary if you like, but I recommend the whole walking tour because understanding the battle puts the cemetary in perspective. Very sobering. Highly recommended.

Thank John H
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Go to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center first and get a map for a self guided tour. With that, you can walk around and read what is at each tour stop. This is a beautiful cemetery and is a very profound, sobering place. To think that around 15,000 young men are buried here with 3/4 of them unidentified is heartbreaking.... More 

Thank igolfCA
Middletown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A great cemetery where the battle actually played out. These cemeteries are always nice for a stroll.

Thank Jeff S
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

The cemetery is located right next to the battlefield. It is a large cemetery on a hill, with sweeping views of the city. The cemetery itself is interesting with some unique signs, headstones and statues.

1 Thank DiabloDeb
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Real close to other sites. Near Mary Washington University. Very old cemetery kept in very good condition.

1 Thank Mark M
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Given our time (and physical) limitations, we weren't able to walk the areas that figured into the December 1862 battle, but we were impressed with the wealth of information available in the Visitor Center. And the docents were impressively knowledgeable, including a question I had about Union colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. As a student of the Civil War, I would've... More 

1 Thank dysg
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

This national cemetery is adjacent to the Fredericksburg Battlefield. It contains thousands of graves of Union soldiers who died in battles fought throughout the region, most of whom are unidentified. It's very sobering and an impressive monument to those who fought and died.

Thank Adam T
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

As you know what kind of bloody battles have taken place here the serene silence has taken over. To see all those gravestones without names it makes you respect these men even more. The whole cemetery looks very beautiful and if you can you should visit this place.

Thank ArieDiepen
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

The cemetery is next to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. There is a self guided tour - brochures are available at the visitor center. There are many monuments and Confederate artillery among the graves.

Thank Lynn W
Clinton, United States
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

I did the walking tour from the battlefield visitor's center, which finished up in the cemetery. I saw and heard many birds in the trees and I saw a bold woodchuck strolling the grounds too. I also got to see a park ranger raise the flag at the battle park visitor's center.

Thank Judi N

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