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.
Old Salem holiday music program canceled for 12/8
The holiday music program at Old Salem Church is canceled for Sunday, Dec. 8, due to inclement weather.
Park closing Sunday, 12/8 due to inclement weather
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is closed Sunday, Dec. 8, including all park buildings and park-use-only roadways.
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?
The Spotsylvania History Trail consists of a series of loop trails totaling seven miles. Visitors have options of walking one or more loops or driving the sections that parallel the road and walking the sections that are through the woods and fields.