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  • Interpretive Signs and maps assist visitors' understanding and education.

    Stafford Civil War Park

    Address:
    400 Mount Hope Church Road
    Stafford, Virginia 22554
    Phone: (540) 658-4864

    This 41-acre park tells the story of the Army of the Potomac's Winter Encampment in 1863.  More than 135,000 soldiers occupied Stafford County while their new commander, General Joseph Hooker rebuilt his army. …

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  • The Rowser Building and Historic Marker

    The Rowser Building

    Address:
    1739 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Stafford, Virginia 22554
    Phone: (540) 658-4017

    Originally built in 1939 by the Public Works Administration as the Stafford Training School (a term used in the South to differentiate a White high school from a Black high school). It was the only place where Black students could receive an education…

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  • Trail to Freedom - follow the path of those who went before to freedom.

    Trail to Freedom

    Address:
    120 Chatham Drive
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
    Phone: (540) 654-5121

    Immerse yourself in history on the Trail to Freedom. This self guided walking and driving tour follows the journey of the over 10,000 former area slaves as they crossed the Rappahannock River to Union lines camped in Stafford County…

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  • Hands On History for Kids of All Ages.

    White Oak Civil War Museum

    Address:
    985 White Oak Road
    Falmouth, Virginia 22405
    Phone: (540) 371-4234

    White Oak Museum houses an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts, representing both Union and Confederate troops. Most items were discarded or lost by troops camping or fighting in the Stafford County and Fredericksburg areas.

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