Chancellorsville Visitor Center Closed Beginning Dec. 23
The Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center will be closed for renovation work until March 15, when we expect to open on a limited basis. The information desk, restrooms, and bookstore will open then, but exhibits will be closed as we install new.
Exhibit renovations at Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center
Exhibits are currently unavailable at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, as we remove old exhibits and prepare the building for new exhibits in June 2014. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.
The Chancellorsville Campaign was fought over several days in late April and early May, 1863. The information and links below will help you visit the battlefield and learn more about the battle.
Directions: To reach the Chancellorsville Visitor Center from I-95, take exit 130B (Route 3) west for approximately seven miles. The visitor center is on the right, north side of the highway. Click here for maps.
Summary of Campaign: To learn about the battle click here.
Essays on the Battle of Chancellorsville: Click here to read a series of articles about Chancellorsville by Robert K. Krick, the retired Chief Historian of the battlefield that have been published and put online by the local newspaper.
Walking Tour Brochures: Click here to access the trail brochures
Guided Walking Tours: Click here for more information.
2nd Fredericksburg-Salem Church Driving Tour: Click here for a brochure for a tour of the 2nd Fredericksburg-Salem Church section of the Chancellorsville Battlefield.
CD Tours: For those visitors seeking a more detailed tour, a tape tour can be purchased in the bookstore. The CD tour takes approximately three hours to complete.
Chancellorsville Battlefield Photographs: Click here
Chancellorsville Battlefield Monuments Photographs: Click here
Virtual tour of Chancellorsville Battlefield: Click here.
Salem Church: Salem Church was an important, yet often overlooked, part of The Battle of Chancellorsville. The church was used as a hospital by both sides. It was also a civilian refugee center during the Battle of Fredericksburg. Read more.
Stonewall Jackson Shrine: Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson died in an outbuilding on the Chandler plantation in the rural community of Guinea Station. Read more.
Did You Know?
Kenmore Mansion was the home of Betty Washington Lewis and her husband Fielding Lewis. Betty was the sister of George Washington. The house contains two rooms listed as being among the 100 most beautiful rooms in America. The house is open to the public.