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
The Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center will be closed Friday, March 7, and exhibits will be unavailable as we work on dismantling existing exhibits and prepare for new. The bookstore will remain open.
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park has four traveling education programs now available to area teachers and students. These programs are curriculum based and designed to augment classroom studies of the American Civil War and help students meet Virginia Standards of Learning for Social Studies.
*handle, examine, and study parts of a reproduction Civil War uniform
*actively participate in lessons
Other Educational Resources And How To Reserve
To reserve a turnk, complete this traveling trunk reservation form and return to the park's education specialist Peter Maugle by email or by mail at 120 Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22405. For more information, contact Peter at (540) 654-5498 or via his email for information and to reserve the trunk, maps or haversack. The items are loaned out for a one-week period. There is no charge. They must be picked up at the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center on Lafayette Blvd in Fredericksburg and returned there. Contact Peter well in advance, as the items are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. The haversack and maps are in less demand. If you reserve any of the items and decide not to use them, please call and let us know so the items can be used by another teacher.
Did You Know?
Marye's Heights is what Civil War soldiers called the high ground immediately west of Fredericksburg. It would be more accurate to call it Willis Heights. The heights consisted of two hills where the Willis and Marye families lived prior to the war. Willis Hill is the larger of the two hills.