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.
Chancellorsville Visitor Center Closed Beginning Dec. 23
The Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center will be closed for renovation work beginning December 23 and lasting for up to 6 weeks. During this time, we strongly recommend that visitors begin at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center.
Be A Junior Ranger
Have you ever wondered...
Why do national parks exist? Why is this ground special enough to save? How can I help to save it, too? Can't everyone be a Ranger in his or her own way?
Become a Junior Ranger at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania! Our park has two booklets of activities available for kids. At the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, the booklet covers the Fredericksburg Battlefield, and it's free - you can pick up a copy at the information desk inside the visitor center. At the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center, the Junior Ranger booklet featuring the Battle of Chancellorsville is free and is available at the front desk of the visitor center. There is also a free Junior Ranger booklet featuring the Battle of the Wilderness that can be picked up at Ellwood (when open), the Wilderness Exhibit Shelter (when staffed), or the Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center front desk.
After taking the Junior Ranger booklet with you to explore the battlefield, fill out the required sections with your best answers, and turn it in to the staff at the visitor center front desk. A ranger or volunteer will review your answers, then award you a Junior Ranger badge if you have met all of the necessary requirements.
Did You Know?
In 1888 members of Stonewall Jackson's staff placed a monument to him near where he was wounded. They chose a location along the main road, today called Route 3. The actual spot of Jackson's wounding was on the Mountain Road, about 50 yards NE of the monument.