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Piece of history

Knowing the history of this location and awareness of the riots of 2017 made this a very sobering... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Sharon C
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York
Lee Park

Lee park has had the statue uncovered and has returned to the veterans monument it is meant to be... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2018
Jeremy S
,
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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30 Jun 2018
“Piece of history”
16 Apr 2018
“Lee Park”
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This park was established as a whites only park decades after the Confederate States of America lost the Civil War. They put a gaudy statue in the middle of it of a slave owning traitor in the middle of it to make sure blacks knew...More

Thank CaptPatton
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Knowing the history of this location and awareness of the riots of 2017 made this a very sobering visit.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 16 May 2018

A very short distance's drive away from my hotel, I across the Rivanna River, and find my way into downtown Charlottesville. Charlottesville made the news in an unfortunate way on August 12, 2017. I find it hard to write a review of the park, as...More

Thank elaineb9000
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Lee park has had the statue uncovered and has returned to the veterans monument it is meant to be ... for now.

1  Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 23 February 2018

While we absolutely love Charlottesville and all of the history associated with it, including this square, seeing the confederate statues covered with tarps was both ridiculous and disgraceful. Most everyone we talked to in and around the town, including many black people, agreed. Attempts by...More

6  Thank Edward T
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We stopped here before the riots and after. Before to admire the statue, now to see the effects of the riots. A real travesty for this community. The park is disheveled with several homeless lying around. It is uncomfortable to visit on many levels. We...More

Thank CRMyers
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Didn't have much time, but I wanted to see what the fuss was about, so we made a quick little detour just to see the tarp-covered statue. Didn't see any neo-Nazis, but did see the statue... sort of. The tarp kind of makes Mr. Lee...More

Thank gregsf11
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Worth seeing only because it is so ridiculous it is almost unbelievable that a city government would allow a park to decline to this disgraceful appearance in a otherwise beautiful historic city. The park is unkempt and Lee appears to have a trash bag over...More

2  Thank Heidicrnp
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Site of the infamous statue of Robert E. Lee sitting atop his horse. Has been a lightening rod of discontent for a long time. I would avoid the park until C'ville council settles on what to do with the statue.

Thank omyheck
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Visiting Emancipation Park is a quick trip in the center of Charlottesville, Virginia. It is worth the easy walk when you are at the Pedestrian Mall in the center of town.

Thank 731kennethf
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