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Hamilton’s Crossing Walking Trail

Contact
(540) 693-3200
Address
6 Lee Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408, USA

Description

Trail length: 0.32 miles one way
Skill level: easy
Main usage: walking, hiking

This trail leads to the site of Hamilton’s Crossing, a National Park Service historical site. The crossing (of the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad) was named for Captain George Hamilton whose home, “Forest Hill,” stood on a knoll just southwest of the intersection. Though the home is gone now, the Hamilton cemetery still exists. The railroad crossing became a vital link providing the Confederate army with food and other supplies. The facilities consisted of a small station building where the Mine Road intersects the railroad. a telegraph shanty, and, probably, quartermaster tents and several sidings.

This trail is part of the Fredericksburg Battlefield.