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Fredericksburg VA National Park

Postby John F. » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:56 pm

We are taking the Troop to Fredericksburg this May. We are from the UpState NY area. this is our first trip to the area and I would appreciate any tips or tricks from folks who have been there.


Any advice will be greatly appreciated,
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Postby jr56 » Sun Mar 23, 2008 2:45 pm

They have a nice visitor center, unfortunately, the area of the battle has been so developed, that it is hard to get a good feel for what actually happened.
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Postby wagionvigil » Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:28 pm

there is a Scout camping area on AP Hill I believe you can get information from the Base website. The Scouts sleep in B-52 Nose Cones or at least they used to.
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Postby John F. » Tue May 13, 2008 11:15 am

Found some great web sites that helped.

http://www.nps.gov/archive/frsp/vc.htm

http://www.nps.gov/frsp/index.htm

For information about the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Boy scout Hiking Trails contact

Fredericksburg Visitor Center
706 Caroline Street
Fredsricksburgm, VA 22401
1-800-678-4748

or

Scout Troop 847,
% Tabernacle United Methodist Church,
7310-A Old Plank Road,
Fredericksburg, Va. 22401.

I called the visitor center and received the information about the battlefields and how to earn the patch in a few days. I also received information from the scout troop but it took a few weeks.

There is another hike in downtown Fredericksburg called "The Fredericksburg, Virginia Historical Trail" which has in own patch. Both the troop and the visitor center has information about this trail too.
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Re: Fredericksburg VA National Park

Postby Bill Pitcher » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:45 am

John F. : Did you go w/troop to Fredericksburg? From upstate NY, too: Kingston, and are looking for another historic trail w/ patch. Have done the locals, plus Gettysberg and Saratoga. What was the trip time from your area?
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Re: Fredericksburg VA National Park

Postby John F. » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:49 pm

Yes, we went in mid May, our father/son campout. It is about a 5 mile hike. You hike from on cannon placement to anothe cannon placement. There is anothe hike you can go on. This one is hike of downtown Fredericksburg.

Just remember "the South" won this battle, but lost the war. So there is not a lot of monuments of the South victories.
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