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.
Old Salem holiday music program canceled for 12/8
The holiday music program at Old Salem Church is canceled for Sunday, Dec. 8, due to inclement weather.
Park closing Sunday, 12/8 due to inclement weather
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is closed Sunday, Dec. 8, including all park buildings and park-use-only roadways.
Battle of Chancellorsville History: Hooker Bows Out
Hooker, however, had seen enough. Despite the objections of most of his corps commanders, he ordered a withdrawal across the river. The Federals conducted their retreat under cover of darkness and arrived back in Stafford County on May 6. Ironically, this decision may have been Hooker's most serious blunder of the campaign. Lee's impending assault on May 6 might have failed and completely reversed the outcome of the battle. See Hooker's "Comments on Chancellorsville".
Did You Know?
Spotsylvania is the best preserved battlefield in central Virginia. However, there is no visitor center or running water. Visitors should begin their visit at the Fredericksburg or Chancellorsville Visitor Centers to get maps and information.