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.
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?
During the Wildereness Campaign, General George Gordon Meade commanded the Union Army of the Potomac. General U.S. Grant, who commanded all Union armies, accompanied this army into the Wilderness.