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.
Chatham to be Closed Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013
Due to utility work that will entail a power loss, Chatham will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 27. The grounds will remain open. More »
Hamilton's Crossing Walking Trail
This is the text for a walking trail that begins at Tour Stop 6 in the park, Prospect Hill.
This two tenths of a mile trail begins at the extreme south end of the parking lot at Prospect Hill, stop #6 on the Fredericksburg Battlefield driving tour. At the end of the trail lies Hamilton's Crossing on the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad. This landmark constituted the right anchor of General "Stonewall" Jackson's Confederate line in the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862. It was also the supply base for the Southern army during the Fredericksburg Campaign after the depot in Fredericksburg came within range of Union artillery in late November, 1862 and trains were not permitted to go further north.
For more information on visiting the Fredericksburg Battlefield click here.
For more information on the Battle of Fredericksburg click here.
Did You Know?
If looked on as one campaign, the fighting at Wilderness and Spotsylvania resulted in more American casualties than any other campaign in history: 60,000 killed, wounded, or missing.