Exhibit renovations at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
The exhibits and film at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center are closed due to renovation work. We expect to reopen with new exhibits in the spring of 2014. The bookstore and visitor center at Chancellorsville are open daily.
Delayed opening of park on Tuesday, 12/10 due to inclement weather
Park visitor centers and roads are currently scheduled to open at 11 a.m. For the latest updates on park delays and closures, please follow this link to the park's Facebook page. More »
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax. No place more vividly reflects the War's tragic cost in all its forms. A town bombarded and looted. Farms large and small ruined. Refugees by the thousands forced into the countryside. More than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killed--most in graves unknown.
Visiting the Park
Wondering how best to explore the park? Go here for building and park hours, special event listings, regulations, and tips on what not to miss!Read More
Fredericksburg 151st Anniversary
The 151st anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg will be marked by special programs Dec. 13-15.Read More
Check out our social media sites, videos, or virtual tours to stay connected and get the most recent updates on 150th battle anniversary events.Read More
Battle of Fredericksburg
Many remember Fredericksburg for disastrous Union frontal assaults, but what is the full story behind the December 1862 Confederate victory?Read More
Battles of Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House
With Grant commanding all armies in 1864, the war took a sharp turn south. The essence of changing war lingers here in remaining trenches and woods.Read More
Teachers of Young Historians
Looking for programs for young visitors? Reserve teaching materials, request an education program, or plan your school visit to the park!Read More
Did You Know?
Spotsylvania is the best preserved battlefield in central Virginia. However, there is no visitor center or running water. Visitors should begin their visit at the Fredericksburg or Chancellorsville Visitor Centers to get maps and information.