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 »
Welcome to the education page of the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania N.M.P. website. This page is separated into two parts. The first section is for teachers and contains information on field trips to the park and helpful information on developing lesson plans about the Civil War. The second part is designed for students working on research papers. It contains links to Civil War battles, personalities and other topics students might need help in researching. Students of all ages should find it beneficial.
VISITING THE PARK:
Field Trip Guidelines for visiting the park. Teachers wanting to set up a field trip should call Peter Maugle, the park education specialist, at (540) 654-5498, or contact him via email.
LESSON PLANS AND OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION:
The Fredericksburg Newspaper's Website has an excellent webpage on teaching the Civil War. It contains information on the Virginia SOL's as well as useful information for teachers preparing lessons and students doing reports.
Education World's Great Sites for Teaching about the Civil War. Each week new sites are selected.
Teachers may also find it helpful to explore the link listed below.
Many students come to the Park looking for brochures about their report topic. The Park simply cannot afford to write and publish pamphlets on every conceivable Civil War topic. That is where the internet comes in. The link below is a portal to a wealth of information on dozens of Civil War topics including soldiers, African-Americans, women, medicine, causes of the war, and summaries of the war.
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.