We went by Trolley and then on foot throughout town... Love Old Town. Check out all the battlefields...the history is rich complete with alot of names and cemetery finds for genealogy buffs.
This was the largest battle ever fought on this continent and it was incredible to stand at the stonewall which witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of the entire war. Read the wikipedia article before you arrive to orient yourself and get the most from your visit!
We just added a stop in Fredericksburg and drove by the visitor center. There was a ranger led tour starting when we got there. The ranger was excellent. it was about an hour walking tour, but was not far in distance. He explained the battle, but also gave insight into why, how, results of the battle - all in an... 更多
First off, I wasn't aware of this, but the National Park Service maintains all of the local battlefields. They do a good job, and it also means that basic admission is free. There is a museum at the entrance, which isn't very large but has some very cool exhibits about the impact of the battle on the City of Fredericksburg.... 更多
We had a beautiful day, and was very impressed by the history of this battlefield. You will learn about the bravery of one woman and her husband who stayed in their home that was in direct fire from the battle, her name was Martha and she bandaged soldiers with all of her linens and even her own clothing.
We started off with the introductory film which really helped to bring it all to life. After that, we did our own driving tour and found it a really emotional experience.
The guy at the reception was not very interested to give us informations. Maybe he saw to many peoples in the summer, or maybe because we had a big French accent.