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.
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?
The Battle of Todd's Tavern was not the largest cavalry battle of the war, but may have been the most important. Confederate horsemen delayed the advance of the Union just long enough so that the Confederate army could win the race to Spotsylvania which extended the war for eleven months.