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.
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?
In 2003, a monument to the 7th Michigan Infantry was placed where that unit crossed the Rappahannock River into the streets of Fredericksburg. It was the first Union regiment to cross the river during the Battle of Fredericksburg.The monument is on Sophia Street at the foot of Hawke Street.