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Fort Nonsense Historical Park

Virginia Route 3, Junction of Virginia Route 14, 5.5 mi northeast of Gloucester Courthouse, Mathews, VA
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Earthworks defensive postion

Fort Nonsense is a small earthworks fort built during the civil was to protect the area well laid... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
Ed C
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Chesapeake, Virginia
A Peaceful Little Place

Stumbled upon this attraction while travelling through the area so we thought we would check it... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2016
Vincent G
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Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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Aug 3, 2017
“Earthworks defensive postion”
May 19, 2016
“A Peaceful Little Place”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Virginia Route 3, Junction of Virginia Route 14, 5.5 mi northeast of Gloucester Courthouse, Mathews, VA
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Fort Nonsense is a small earthworks fort built during the civil was to protect the area well laid out trails in the park with information stations available

Thank Ed C
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

Stumbled upon this attraction while travelling through the area so we thought we would check it out. A large parking lot at the entrance has both a bathroom facility and three historical markers which give an overview of the story of the "fort". A level,...More

1  Thank Vincent G
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Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

"Fort Nonsense" was a bunker built during the Civil War but was never used. It was an embarrassingly big waste of taxpayer money to build this. For a tourist who has a boat or kayak, Mathews is great. Otherwise, you're better off going to Williamsburg...More

1  Thank Robin S
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Reviewed December 10, 2015

Very poor, nothing really to see, kinda a waste in my opinion. It takes like 5 minutes to see everything. No ruins or historic buildings, I love history and I was bored, maybe a good place for a picnic or a stroll but no real...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2015

I know, with a name like that it made me second guess myself also. But I recently and randomly happened upon this park on a trip to Tangier Island out of Reedville, VA. The park is as it states is a civil war era earthwork...More

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