• Sunken Road, Stone Wall and Innis House

    Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    National Military Park Virginia

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  • Exhibit renovations at Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center

    Exhibits and the film are currently unavailable at the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center while we prepare the building for new exhibits. The information desk, bookstore, and restrooms are available.

  • 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.

Chancellorsville Trails

There are walking tours for:

Wounding of Stonewall Jackson Trail. This short trails begins at the map painting outside the Chancellorsville Visitor Center and loops around the building to the place where Jackson was wounded.

Chancellorsville History Trail. This trail has two loops that both begin in the Chancellorsville Visitor Center parking lot. A 1/2 mile loop goes to some Union earthworks and areas that resemble the Wilderness of 1863. A 3 1/2 mile trail follows the advance of some of the Confederate army of May 3 and then loops back largely following earthworks.

Hazel Grove-Fairview Trail. This two mile loop begins at Hazel Grove and traverses the area of the severest fighting on May 3.

Click here for a map of the above two trails.

McLaws' Trail. This two mile loop traverses a newly purchased tract which was fought over on May 1-3, 1863.

Salem Church Trail. This short trail loops around Salem Church where fighting raged on the evening of May 3, 1863.

 
Union artillery position at Fairview
Union artillery position at Fairview

Did You Know?

Photo of dead in Sunken Road during Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg

The famous photo of the Sunken Road at Fredericksburg was taken on May 3, 1863 during the 2nd Battle of Fredericksburg. The dead are members of Barksdale's Mississippi Brigade.