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Chatham Manor
Chatham Manor
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Lat: 38.308743
Lon: -77.4553
Ele: 95 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Virginia Virginia
Lat: 38.308743   |    Lon: -77.4553   |    Ele: 95 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Virginia Virginia

Chatham Manor was visited by many notable people over a 200-year-old history including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, Washington Irving, and George Marshall.

Completed in 1771 by a farmer and statesman named William Fitzhugh, Chatham Manor took three years to build. It is Georgian style and is located on the Rappahannock River in Stafford County, Virginia. The house was used as a headquarters and hospital for the Union Army during the Battle of Fredericksburg. It was ransacked during the Civil War but restored in the 20th century and remained a private home until 1975. It was then given to the National Park Service. The house has a formal garden and is located on the bluffs overlooking the Rappahannock River with a view of the City of Fredericksburg. Today, Chatham is part of Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park. The buildings and grounds are open every day from 9 am - 4:30 pm. There are exhibits in 5 of the 10 rooms. The rest of the building as well as the outbuildings are park offices. As you walk the grounds, you will see several ornamental cast concrete pineapples. They are a colonial decoration that served as a symbol of hospitality. That tradition of hospitality is one that the National Park Service strives to continue today. 

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JAN
42° / 28°
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FEB
46° / 30°
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MAR
54° / 37°
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76° / 56°
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90° / 68°
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87° / 67°
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80° / 61°
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OCT
68° / 50°
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NOV
55° / 39°
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DEC
47° / 33°
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